Bill Gross: Welcome To The New Normal


If you are a child of the bull market, it’s time to grow up and become a chastened adult; it’s time to recognize that things have changed and that they will continue to change for the next – yes, the next 10 years and maybe even the next 20 years.  We are heading into what we call the New Normal, which is a period of time in which economies grow very slowly as opposed to growing like weeds, the way children do; in which profits are relatively static; in which the government plays a significant role in terms of deficits and reregulation and control of the economy; in which the consumer stops shopping until he drops and begins, as they do in Japan (to be a little ghoulish), starts saving to the grave.

– Bill Gross, “On the ‘Course” to a New Normal”, Investment Outlook, September 2009

I agree with Bill Gross’s assessment.

For more, also see:

“Top Gun FP Client Note: A Secular Bear Market”, Top Gun FP, July 7, 2009

“What A Secular Bear Market Is And Why We Might Be In One”, Top Gun FP, May 7, 2009

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