Capital Markets: Observations & Insights

Key Observations

• While the U.S. economic expansion is relatively old compared to history, multiple data points suggest that growth should continue, making the current cycle the longest in U.S. history • Monetary conditions are tightening but stocks and the economy should be able to absorb moderate increases in interest rates • Business spending is accelerating and driving the broader economy, bolstered by strong earnings growth, tax reform, solid business confidence, and accommodative lending conditions

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The Longest Expansion

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