Week In Review 10/28/2022

Week In Review – Friday, October 28, 2022

Market signals a recession for 2023 – What are we watching?

This week saw the yield on the 3-month Treasury exceed that of the 10-year Treasury. Such an inversion is rare but has historically predicted that a recession is either on the way or already here.

Every recession in the last 40 years has been preceded by yield curve inversions.

Spread between the Yields on 10-year and 3-month Treasury Debt

Analysis of additional data suggests that the U.S. economy may not be in a recession yet. While many of the conditions for recession have already been met, employment and year-over-year corporate profit growth have not yet met recessionary conditions. Unemployment has yet to rise, and corporate profits remain positive, albeit growth estimates have been meaningfully reduced.

Recession Checklist Almost Complete – Watching unemployment and profits

Looking forward to 2023, a number of factors appear to make a recession in 2023 inevitable – including rising interest rates to combat inflation, global geopolitics, global trade, and the strength of the dollar straining U.S. corporate profits. A recession in 2023 will likely see the final unmet conditions on the recession checklist succumb.

What should investors do?

From an investment perspective, lower earnings and potential rising credit risk are key concerns that could weigh on markets going into 2023. On the bright side, we believe a recession could be the necessary clearing event to bring inflation under control, wring out speculation and focus companies and investors on sustainable and profitable capital allocations. Such an outcome could form the foundation for a stronger earnings base, renewal of growth, and stabilization of valuation metrics moving into 2024.

Investors should adhere to their financial plans as the most optimal way to achieve their goals. While past performance is not indicative of future results, history suggests that downturns are temporary. Unwarranted risk aversion, especially during times of volatility, may lead to sub-optimal returns.

Pallas Capital Advisors will continue to monitor economic, political, and corporate data for implications to markets.

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Mark A. Bogar, CFA®, CAIA®
Chief Investment Officer
Pallas Capital Advisors

Stephen Kylander

Stephen Kylander
Senior Portfolio Manager
Pallas Capital Advisors

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