Headwinds to Global Growth: An Economy of Two Halves


By: Jeffrey Roach, PhD, Chief Economist, LPL Financial & Lawrence Gillum, CFA, Fixed Income Strategist, LPL Financial

LPL Research reduced U.S. and global GDP forecasts due to Russian commodity disruptions, elevated inflation dynamics, and higher borrowing costs. Still, we expect the U.S. economy to grow 2.7-3.2% in 2022, supported by business investment and consumer services spending in the latter half of this year. Forecasts for GDP growth in developed economies excluding the U.S. and emerging markets were also reduced this month to 2.5–3% and 3.8–4.3% respectively, bringing the LPL Research global GDP growth forecast down about one percentage point to 3–3.5%.

Read the full commentary here: Weekly_Market_Commentary_4.11.2022


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