December 2017 Economic Outlook

Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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UCLA Anderson Forecast in Partnership with the Fink Center for Finance & Investments present

December 2017 Economic Outlook

The equity bull market on Wall Street continues to roll along. Will stocks continue to rise in 2018, or is a major correction looming? Bond yields have been trading at historically low levels for nearly a decade. Will the era of low bond yields continue, or will interest rates normalize, sending 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yields to well above 3%? With wholesale changes in the Federal Reserve Board coming in 2018, will the Fed continue on its moderate pace toward interest rate normalization or will the markets be surprised?

7:30 - 8:30a Registration + Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40a Welcome + Introductions
8:40 - 9:30a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation, California and Los Angeles
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
9:30 - 9:40a Q + A with the Forecast Team
9:40 - 9:55a Break
10:00 - 10:30a Keynote Address
Christopher Harvey, Head of Equity Strategy, Wells Fargo Securities
10:30 - 11:30a Panel - Financial Markets Outlook
Christopher Schwarz, Associate Profesor, Finance, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Ivo Welch, Distinguished Professor of Finance, J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance, UCLA Anderson School
Harlan B. Spinner, Senior Vice President, UBS Private Wealth Management
Key Topics
Is the slowdown in California for real?
What does the Federal tax bill mean for California?
How is Los Angeles economy doing?
What is happening with human capital and migration in Los Angeles?

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