December 2018 Economic Outlook

 
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Downshifting to Slower Growth

Downshifting to Slower Growth
Continued Growth but, is a Falling NASDAQ a Risk?

Continued Growth but, is a Falling NASDAQ a Risk?
Trade Wars

Trade Wars
Employment in the Financial Industry

Employment in the Financial Industry
The Outlook from the Other Side of the Hudson

The Outlook from the Other Side of the Hudson
Survival in an Elevated Risk Environment

Survival in an Elevated Risk Environment
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UCLA Anderson Forecast in Partnership with The Fink Center for Finance and

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December 2018 Economic Outlook

As the economy enters 2019 on a good (economic) note, there are changes ahead in financial markets. The Fed is raising rates, The ECB may raise rates as well. Dodd-Frank changes are in the winds; and there will be a new Congress. In California, there are trade wars and a new governor. The UCLA Anderson Forecast takes a look at equity and bond markets and the implications of these end-of-year changes in its release of the new forecast and its annual outlook for financial markets.

Agenda
7:30 - 8:30a Registration + Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35a Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
8:35 - 9:45a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and California
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Leamer, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson School
William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
9:45 - 10:00a Q + A with the Forecast Team
10:00 - 10:15a Break
10:15 - 10:55a The Outlook fom the Other Side of the Hudson - A Conversation with David Kostin
David Kostin, Chief Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
10:55 - 11:45a Panel: Survival in an Elevated Risk Environment
Moderator: David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Gonzalez, VP & Senior Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Asha Joshi, Managing Principal, Payden & Rygel
Ivo Welch, Distinguished Professor of Finance, J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance, UCLA Anderson School
Gilda Youdeem, EVP Enterprise Risk Analytics, Banc of California
Key Topics
Does the recent increased volatility in the stock market signal an end to the bull market that began in 2009 or is it only a sideways correction on the road to new heights in 2019?
Is the Fed on course to raise its policy rate four times between now and the end of 2019?
Will real GDP growth wane from its heady 3% pace in 2018 to 2% in 2019 and 1% in 2020?
The trade war(s): Any California effect yet?
After the election: A new governor and new policy?
What are the tariff effects when trade is balanced?
What are the tariff effects when imports greatly exceed exports?
What is the best way to protect U.S. intellectual property?
How did employment change in the financial industry?
Did robots replace traders and fund managers?
What is the outlook for finance job growth?
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