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.
Chief U.S. Economist Lara Rhame’s 10 for ’20
Lara’s Top 10 watchlist for the economy, markets and investing in 2020
Earnings power: Equities face a challenged profit landscape
Corporate earnings have hit a snag and could inject volatility into markets going into 2020.
Q4 2019: Survival guide to a global slowdown
A sharp global economic slowdown, heightened trade uncertainty, plunging interest rates and wilting business sentiment. These and other factors complicate the investment landscape.
Stock buybacks: A mountain or a molehill?
Read about the surge in stock buybacks and how it has contributed to the public equity market becoming less diversified.
China’s devaluation escalates trade tension
Currency drama leads to increased policy uncertainty, volatility
Fed cuts interest rates 25 bps. Now what?
The good news, bad news paradox