Lara Rhame

Chief U.S. Economist + Managing Director

Lara Rhame

Chief U.S. Economist + Managing Director

Lara is Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director on the Investment Research team at FS Investments, where she analyzes developments in the global and U.S. economy and financial markets. Her fresh take on macroeconomic issues helps to inform and develop the firm’s long-term views on the economy, investment trends and issues facing investors. Lara is committed to the Philadelphia community and serves on the boards of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Hyperion Bank and Starr Garden Park.

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Economic outlook

Q3 2018: Slowing potential growth

Economy on solid footing, but risks abound.

Economic outlook

Q2 2018: Growth is climbing, income still challenged

Today’s economic landscape may challenge the performance of traditional investments going forward. Recent positive cyclical momentum looks set to continue for some time, but long-term structural headwinds remain firmly entrenched. Despite strong growth, low interest rates could challenge investors throughout 2018 and beyond.

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Strong economic growth but rising risks in 2018

Sustained above-trend growth raises the risk of meaningfully higher volatility, something which has already caught investors by surprise in 2018. What factors are causing positive momentum and are they set to continue?

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All smoke, no fire: What’s behind recent equity market valuations?

Few explanations for the upward march of equity valuations are based on resoundingly positive or long-term economic changes. We take a closer look at how these high valuations could be closely tied to the multi-year surge in liquidity.

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When too much growth is a bad thing

When it comes to economic growth, more of the same may be better than the negative impacts that swift and heavy change can create.

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Market volatility is dead; long live volatility!

Uncertainty in the second half of 2017 is likely to contribute to a new cycle of market volatility.

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