Monetary Support Suggests Bear Market Is Possibly Over

Could massive monetary support have softened the deep bear market many expected? It is an interesting question. Particularly given the Fed has hiked rates at one of the most aggressive paces in history. Combined with inverted yield curves, surging debt levels, and weak economic data, a recession and bear market seem assured.

I always shudder at the four most dangerous words in investing, “this time is different. However, could the massive amount of monetary support combined with trillions in Government spending change historical outcomes?

One of my favorite Twitter follows, @MichaelAArouet, recently posted a compelling question.

“What are the odds that the fastest tightening cycle combined with highest debt/GDP level will end up in a soft landing?”