A Look Under the Surface of the Q1 Earnings Season

Wednesday 01 June 2022

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A Look Under the Surface of the Q1 Earnings Season

June 2022 | The age of the 'Great Coincidence' in the policy mix is over. Budget deficit reductions are near, and will be accompanied by diminished household savings and greater pressure on corporate profits in light of wage negotiations. The widespread belief that fiscal spending is effectively unlimited is going to be severely tested. On the monetary side, we're witnessing the end of ultra-cheap money. Central banks have had to hike rates and drain liquidity in this time of looming stagflation, but will maintain a benign-neglect tilt and allow inflation to run to preserve growth.

01 |  This Month's Topic:  The excellent results of the first quarter also conceal weaknesses. Excluding energy, they remain positive but much less flattering, and companies are wondering about the future.

02 | Thematic: The objectives of economic policy are increasingly ambitious, both on the fiscal and monetary fronts. The governments and the ECB are in an impossible situation.

03 | Global Research: We expect eurozone stagnation amidst high inflation and potentially a recession in 1H22, while, in the US, a soft landing is possible.

A Look Under the Surface of Q1 Earnings

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