James Pethokoukis

Watch out for (yield) curves: Kudlow vs. Goldman

December 23, 2009

The super-steep yield curve is hinting at a powerful recovery in 2010, so says Larry Kudlow:

The ‘mirage’ economic recovery

December 15, 2009

Gallup’s chief economist, Dennis Jacobe:

We’ve just gone through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and economies don’t recover from that kind of thing overnight.

The mild ‘W’ scenario

September 16, 2009

Yardeni sketches it out, though he thinks a “muddling along” is more likely:

A phony recovery?

June 16, 2009

From former Morgan Stanley economist Andy Xie:

Contrary to all the market noise, there are no signs of a significant economic recovery. So-called green shoots in the global economy are mostly due to inventory cycles. Stimuli might juice up growth a bit in the second half 2009. Nothing, however, suggests a lasting recovery. Markets are trading on imagination. …┬áThe noise would be to emphasize the “temporary” nature of the stimulus. The market will probably be fooled again. It will fully wake up only in 2010. The United States has no way out but to print money. As a rational country, it will do what it has to, regardless of its rhetoric. This is why I expect a second dip for the global economy in 2010. …┬áThe world is setting up for a big crash, again. Since the last bubble burst, governments around the world have not been focusing on reforms. They are trying to pump a new bubble to solve existing problems. Before inflation appears, this strategy works. As inflation expectation rises, its effectiveness is threatened. When inflation appears in 2010, another crash will come.

Morgan Stanley: No V-shaped recovery

May 22, 2009

Economist Richard Berner lays out the case why the recovery won’t be a pretty sight: