Podcast – Navigating Changing Market Dynamics: Insights for 2024

During this episode of The Wealth Enterprise Briefing podcast, WE Family Offices Managing Partner Michael Zeuner and Senior Investment Manager Sam Sudame, CFA®, CAIA®, CFP®, provide a comprehensive overview of critical macro themes facing investors as we enter 2024 after exiting a turbulent 2023.

Key topics addressed during this episode include:

  • Q4 Market Performance: The hosts analyze the unprecedented performance of the capital markets, mostly driven by monetary policy and changes in investor sentiment.
  • 2024 Growth Expectations: They discuss their expectations for economic growth, focusing on predicting a slowdown with the possibility of a mild recession.
  • Interest Rates and Their Effect on the Markets: The hosts provide insights on inflation trends and the potential changes that could occur in the economy depending on what the Federal Reserve decides to do regarding interest rates. How does this affect the equity markets in the long and short term?
  • Consumer Spending as a Driver of the US Economy: With low unemployment rates, low jobless claims and positive investor sentiments, consumer spending has continued to grow, with December retail sales coming in better than expected.

Throughout the conversation, Zeuner and Sudame emphasize the importance of being a prudent investorgiven the potential changes in interest rates and their ripple effect on the markets. They discuss the gravity of staying invested in the long term, although, in the short term, it may be smart to stay safe and invested in treasuries and short-duration high-quality bonds.

If you have any questions about our financial market outlook in 2024 and how you can prepare your portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact us.