JPMorgan backs off recession call even with ‘very elevated’ risks
JPMorgan Chase economists on Friday bailed on their recession call, joining a growing Wall Street chorus that now thinks a contraction is no longer inevitable.
While noting that risks are still high and growth ahead is likely to be slow, the bank’s forecasters think the data flow indicates a soft landing is possible. That comes despite a series of interest rate hikes enacted with the express intent of slowing the economy, and several other substantial headwinds.
Michael Feroli, chief economist at the nation’s largest bank, told clients that recent metrics are indicating...