Peter Jackson / October 2nd, 2023

Third Quarter 2023 North American Equity Strategy

Last quarter we discussed the likelihood of a soft economic landing given that economic growth was slowing but likely not turning negative, and the earnings outlook was improving in the back half of 2023 and 2024. Since then, a few positive data points on the inflation front have come in over the summer months to support that hypothesis, and these have been enough to shift market consensus to the soft-landing from recession camp.