Tariffs, Debt, Social Security and The Fed
I recently wrote some thoughts on the economy on my personal blog:
I thought our audience here at PrivateEquityInfo.com would be interested as well.
- Tariffs on Chinese goods could trigger an increase in interest rates for U.S. Treasuries (potentially inflation and a recession).
- The U.S. Debt load has garnered near unstoppable negative momentum and would be compounded by an increase in interest rates.
- Social Security concludes its final surplus year in 2019, applying further interest rate pressure on U.S. Treasuries.
- The Federal Reserve has considerably less maneuverability compared to 2008.