Economic Review and Market Outlook Despite an unfolding economic slowdown, a market that is long overdue for a decline, and a real estate market that continues to deteriorate, the stock markets continue to do OK. In the past few months I have come to believe that the stock markets are benefiting from investors who are fleeing real estate and need another place to put their money.
Deflation in the air? I first talked about the potential for deflation in 1998, in connection with my economic take on Y2K, and its potential for disruption of the markets. As time goes on, more and more of the economic ramifications I predicted 5 years ago have indeed happened. Large stock market decline, bonds performing strongly, and gold being something to avoid for several years (gold