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Mark Hulbert: Inflation can fall for months, even years, before a new bull market boosts stocks

Mark Hulbert

U.S. inflation has peaked but the stock market is still looking for a bottom

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Stock market bulls confidently predict that the U.S. market will rally the instant the Federal Reserve pauses in its battle against inflation.

Yet it hasn’t always worked out that way. A review of past cycles of inflation, interest rates and the U.S. stock market reveals that there can be a considerable lag between peak inflation, peak interest rates, and the stock market’s low. And by “considerable” I mean months, if not years.


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