The U.S. stock market is on a 10-year bull run that is by far the longest in the modern era but investors and market watchers have just one thing on their mind: Can the good times continue?
"It can, you know, expansions don't end because of old age. They need a policy mistake. Since World War II, almost every time we've had a recession in the U S it's been the Fed pushing rates way too high. That's not happening this time. You know, they're cutting," said Bluford Putnam, chief economist of the CME Group.
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"So really the question is whether the trade war is enough of a global slowdown to drag the U S into it or not. And I don't think so. It's definitely slowing the economy, but recession, no," Putnam said.
- Bluford Putnam, chief economist of the CME Group, who is responsible for leading local economic analysis and monitoring developments and the price patterns, volatility and correlations of futures and options markets.
- Carley Garner, futures and options broker with DeCarley Trading. She also is the author of the book "Higher Probability Commodity Trading."
- Bob Iaccino, the chief market strategist of Path Trading Partners, who has spent the last 22 years in the commodities, futures and forex markets.