Stocks Break New Record; Economic Outlook Clears

Published Friday, November 1, 2019 at: 7:00 AM EDT

The Federal Reserve uninverted the yield curve and the economic horizon just turned brighter.

Despite the trade war with China, a shrinking U.S. manufacturing sector, and political uncertainty, the clouds threatening an end to the 10½-year old expansion have cleared.

As of Halloween, the financial world made sense again. This was no trick! All treat.

A short-term T-Bill, as of October 31st, 2019, paid less interest than a long-term T-Bond.

The restoration of financial logic indicates that investors worldwide believe the Fed reversed itself quick enough to avert causing a recession. The threat of a recession is over.

The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, the main benchmark of current financial and economic conditions, closed the week at a new all-time high of 3,066.91.


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