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Goldman Sachs: 5 Risks to the Economy and Markets in 2014

What keeps analysts at Goldman Sachs up at night?  In this recent note they provided 5 risks to their market and economic views.  The short version here:

Five risks to our economic forecast

Our central forecasts look for accelerating growth in the DM economies, against the backdrop of continued low inflation and low policy rates. The main risks to this view are:

1)  a reduction in fiscal drag is less of a plus than we expect;

2)  deleveraging obstacles continue to weigh on private demand;

3)  less effective spare capacity leads to earlier  wage/inflation pressure;

4)  Euro area risks resurface;

5)  and China financial/credit concerns becomes critical.

Five risks to our market view

Five key risks may affect the mapping of our macro views into the market forecast:

1)  long-dated real yields rise more sharply;

2)  markets doubt G4 commitment to easy policy in the face of better growth;

3)  low risk premia create valuation challenges;

4)  margins compress more rapidly as wage share recovers;

5)  and EM assets benefit more from the DM recovery or suffer more from local imbalances.

The long version here (via ZeroHedge).

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