In "The Return of Goldilocks?" 3EDGE Chief Investment Strategist Fritz Folts and CEO and Chief Investment Officer Steve Cucchiaro revisit the prospect of a "Goldilocks" scenario in the markets, where the Fed and other factors on inflation manage to engineer an economy that's not "too hot" and not "too cold", but "just right" – but history shows us this is a difficult task.
This weekend's video topic is 2% Inflation? Not So Fast! 3EDGE Chief Investment Strategist Fritz Folts and CEO and Chief Investment Officer Steve Cucchiaro discuss how, while Wall Street analysts and pundits seem convinced that inflation is well on its way down, why it may remain stuck above the Fed’s 2% target for some time.
3EDGE Chief Investment Strategist Fritz Folts and CEO and Chief Investment Officer Steve Cucchiaro discuss: The FOMC’s decision to not increase short-term interest rates at this past week’s meeting. What could this decision mean for the Fed’s ongoing battle to combat inflation? How should investors think about positioning their portfolios at this point?
This week, we find investors debating whether a credit contraction has just begun in the U.S. economy, or if we're just now seeing the end of one. 3EDGE’s Chief Investment Strategist Fritz Folts and CEO/CIO Steve Cucchiaro discuss: • What is a credit contraction? • How and when does it occur during an economic cycle? • What is the potential impact of a credit contraction on the economy and the financial markets?
Fritz Folts, chief investment strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management, says he is doubtful that the market's current rally can go on for too much longer, and when he sees profit levels decline it will be time to lighten up on equities and buckle up for a recession and downturn. In The Big Interview, he says the firm is diversifying and nimble, with real assets, TIPs and other fixed-income securities providing ballast to a portfolio that includes a lot of international exposure to balance out domestic equities.