Economist Mike Walden: Top Five Questions

What are the top five economic questions people are asking?

  1. Will the economy continue to expand?  Yes, at least through 2019
  2. Is the trade war with China hurting us? Yes, but not enough to derail growth
  3. What’s my biggest fear about the economy?  Debt – the economy taking on too risky debt, which usually happens prior to a recession
  4. Will interest rates continue to rise?  Yes, but slowly and slightly
  5. Is the stock market overvalued and ready to crash?  Not smart enough to know!!

The Economic Perspective is an NC State Extension program from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.