“Sleepwalking Toward a Precipice” – Our Observations and Outlook – Part II

Our latest outlook series details structural (i.e., long term) problems in the world’s largest economies that were “unmasked” by the credit crisis and Great Recession. This year’s multi-part discussion seeks to look beyond debt and deleveraging (see last year’s “The Age of Deleveraging”: Our Observations and Outlook), to assess the myriad influencers of growth, and thus market prospects going forward.

Part I of our Sleepwalking Toward a Precipice series focused on structural issues in the United States.

In Part II, we discuss structural problems in Europe and China, a variety of unknowns that could impact growth and markets going forward, and central bank rule.

In an upcoming final installment, we discuss our investing approach given the “double-wide” possibilities for global growth and markets over the next decade. We hope you enjoy and please email or call with any questions.

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