Goldman Sachs economists and experts share insights on macro trends shaping the global economy.
Can the record pace of M&A continue? Goldman Sachs’ Mark Sorrell and Stephan Feldgoise, co-heads of global M&A for the Investment Banking Division, discuss the outlook, drivers and structures of M&A activity on Exchanges at Goldman Sachs.
During last month’s Goldman Sachs European Financials Conference, executives from major European banking, insurance, real estate and diversified financials companies joined policymakers, regulators and investors to discuss the hot topics of the day. Jernej Omahen, head of the European Financial Institutions Group for Goldman Sachs Research, sat down with us to share his main takeaways from the virtual event.
Does President Biden’s economic agenda represent a new progressive era in the U.S.? Goldman Sachs Research’s Allison Nathan discusses how big of a shift in U.S. economic policy Bidenomics truly represents and the implications for the economy with David Brady, professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; Jason Furman, professor at the Harvard Kennedy School; and Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic Policy Research.
Amid rising concerns over inflation, David Mericle of Goldman Sachs Research explains the big-picture risks to the economy, while Josh Schiffrin from the Global Markets Division looks at market implications on this episode of Exchanges at Goldman Sachs.
Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Chief Investment Officer for Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, discusses her team’s investment outlook for 2021 and why she is telling clients to stay invested. “Our recommendation of US preeminence and staying invested has served our clients well,” Mossavar-Rahmani says. “People might think that those two themes have outlived their value, and our message is, no, continue with that theme.”
Scott Rubner of Goldman Sachs' Global Markets Division breaks down the record-setting November in equity markets and talks about investor sentiment going into year-end.
Goldman Sachs Research expects the broad-based availability of an effective vaccine in India could allow a meaningful activity rebound in 2021 leading to a real GDP growth of 13% in FY22.
With the US election largely settled, Goldman Sachs Research has updated its economic outlook for 2021. See why above-consensus growth in most major countries is expected in the new year.
The sharp increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in the US Sun Belt has led investors to worry about renewed broad lockdowns with large negative effects on GDP. But there are other ways to reduce infections, and Goldman Sachs Research argues that a national mandate to wear face masks in public settings could partially substitute for lockdowns that would otherwise subtract nearly 5% from GDP.
Government deficits, debt issuance and debt levels are set to surge as countries race to ease the economic impact of the coronacrisis. This raises many questions: who will finance this debt, will it force a market repricing and/or an eventual growth or inflation problem, and would greater use of negative rates help avoid any of these risks? At the same time, whether corporate bankruptcies could derail the economic recovery is a key concern. In short, how disruptive the recent, dramatic shift in debt dynamics might be is Top of Mind.
Heath Terry, Goldman Sachs Research’s business unit leader for the Technology, Media and Telecom Group, discusses his team’s new report “U.S. Reopening Scale,” which aggregates data across a wide range of consumer and business segments to quantify where the economy sits between full lockdown and a return to activity levels last seen before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Allison Nathan, senior strategist for Goldman Sachs Research, discusses her latest Top of Mind report where she speaks with leading experts across health and policy to understand how well-positioned the U.S. is to achieve a safe reopening of the economy and how quickly it would translate into economic recovery.
With mitigation measures leading to an apparent leveling off of case growth globally at the same time that the economic costs of such measures continue to mount, several countries around the world have begun to plan for—or have already started to implement—economic reopening. But absent herd immunity or a vaccine, such reopenings increase the risk of a resurgence. With this in mind, what a safe reopening might look like, how well-positioned the US is to achieve one and how quickly reopening would really translate into economic recovery is Top of Mind.
On the heels of a record low quarterly growth report out of China, the firm’s chief Asia economist Andrew Tilton discusses what the data mean for the country’s growth target and where we’re seeing signs of recovery.
In this episode of Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs’ Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani discusses the economic implications of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act with a group of leading economic experts.
Coronavirus has pushed the global economy into a recession of historic proportions and halted the longest-lasting equity bull market on record. As infections spread globally, economic activity collapses, markets recoil and policymakers respond, the depth and duration of the economic and market downturn is Top of Mind.
Susie Scher, co-head of the Global Financing Group in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, discusses how companies are accessing capital in an uncertain environment.
Goldman Sachs Research’s Kamakshya Trivedi, co-head of global foreign exchange, interest rates and emerging markets strategy research, discusses indicators his team is watching to assess when markets will hit bottom.
Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani on why she’s telling clients to stay invested in the stock market.
David Kostin, the firm’s chief US equity strategist, discusses what’s ahead for US equities in 2020.
Goldman Sachs Research expects China’s GDP growth to fall below 6% next year as policymakers focus on achieving higher-quality growth.
Goldman Sachs Research expects a gradual pickup in eurozone growth from its current pace of 0.2% to 1.1% for 2020. Watch Video
In this episode of the Top of Mind at Goldman Sachs podcast, Goldman Sachs Research’s Allison Nathan interviews former IMF Chief Economist, Olivier Blanchard, Harvard professor, Alberto Alesina, and Goldman Sachs’ Chief Economist, Jan Hatzius. They discuss whether increased fiscal stimulus today would do more good than harm, and, even if it would, whether the economies that need it the most will pursue it. Learn More
Global GDP growth is poised to rise moderately from 3.1% in 2019 to 3.4% next year in Goldman Sachs Research’s view, led by easier financial conditions, a US-China trade détente, and reduced Brexit uncertainty. Learn More
Goldman Sachs’ Head of Energy Research Damien Courvalin explains why the oil market is much better positioned to deal with supply outages today, and thus is a less likely recession trigger than in the past. But the Council on Foreign Relations’ President, Richard Haass, and Columbia Professor Richard Nephew explain why instability looks set to rise in the Middle East and beyond. Learn More
President Trump has voiced concern that a strong Dollar is damaging US competitiveness. Whether the US should, could, and would begin to proactively manage the Dollar, and whether these actions—or further trade war escalation—could lead to a global “currency war” is Top of Mind. Learn More
A review of the last 100 years of US recessions suggests that they can be boiled down to five major causes: industrial shocks, oil supply shocks, inflationary overheating followed by aggressive Fed tightening, private sector financial imbalances, and fiscal tightening. Read Report