What's next for markets, jobs and trade: Economic experts look ahead to 2019
foto: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Dec. 19, 2018 in New York City.Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Economic predictions are always difficult, but analysts agree on one point: That the volatility the markets have exhibited and the mixed economic signals on display today are likely to remain even after the books have closed on 2018.
As the largest economy in the world, there are any number of moving parts and factors that influence market valuations, consumer sentiment and financial stability. Economic experts say there are a number of key areas to watch that will determine how 2019 — and beyond — will unfold.
- Stock market
- GDP and the threat of a recession
- The Fed
- Labor market
- Trade and tariffs