Influential strategist Jason Trennert explains why economic growth is accelerating and Main Street will now lead Wall Street.
WEALTHTRACK Episode #1448; Originally Broadcast on May 18, 2018
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The full effects of tax reform and deregulation are yet to be felt, so be patient!
That is the message from this week’s guest who says these major Trump policies will benefit the economy more than the markets and that Main Street will now lead Wall Street, a switch from the pattern of the post financial crisis recovery.
This week’s guest, who has been identified by Barron’s as one of “Wall Street’s Best Minds” is Jason Trennert, Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist of Strategas Research Partners, a leading macroeconomic, policy and investment strategy research firm catering to institutional clients.
Trennert and his team are predicting economic growth will accelerate over the next year fueled by a surge in capital spending.
There was strong evidence to back up that assertion this week. The Wall Street Journalreported that, based on research by Credit Suisse, capital spending is expected to jump 24% in the first quarter versus a year ago to $166 billion, that would be the fastest pickup since 2011 and a record for the first quarter of any year.
What about the market? Trennert will address that question as well as strategies for individual investors.
He will also discuss one of Strategas’ successful investment theme portfolios based on companies that get the most bang for every buck they spend on lobbying! It was the subject of a recent Barron’s article, “Strategas’ Lobbying Index Yields Fat Returns.” According to Trennert, lobbying has become a key management skill for companies and makes a real, discernible difference to the bottom line.
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Barron’s has called Jason Trennert one of Wall Street’s Best Minds. What books are keeping his mind sharp? He gave us two recent reads that have influenced his thinking on two different topics.