15 April 2024

US rate cuts seem to being kicked down the road this year. The US economy is in very good shape and inflation remains sticky. What has it meant for risk assets and what is more important. Rate cuts are a strong economy?





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Dear *|FNAME

Last week presented further evidence that the US economy shows no signs of slowing down. The US labor market added an impressive 303,000 jobs, significantly surpassing expectations, with the unemployment rate now at a low 3.8%. These developments suggest that there is little immediate pressure to reduce interest rates in the US, as the anticipated rate cut has shifted from June to September. Additionally, there has been a slight uptick in inflation in recent months.

What does this mean for your investments?

There’s no need to panic.

The expectation is that rate cuts will still occur and inflation will stabilize and likely decrease. With the US economy continuing to expand, businesses and consumers are likely to remain prosperous and confident. The impact of artificial intelligence remains significant, with companies investing heavily in AI development and implementation. This trend is expected to continue driving growth in the near term.

The focus on the US economy is warranted because of its pivotal role in global economic dynamics; a robust US economy often signals strength for the global market as well.

This data is net of fund charges but does not include potential platform costs or advisor charges which are likely to alter the overall returns set out above.

Portfolio Performance 

Despite recent US data indicating a postponement in rate cuts, investors have still enjoyed positive returns. The portfolios continue to exceed industry averages, and the past year has shown robust performance. We remain optimistic for the rest of the year, but don’t be surprised if we experience some slight bumps along the way!

Any questions or views, please get in touch in the usual way!

Warm Regards

Louis Greening
Investment Specialist

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