Skip to content
May 06 2022

Join The Consumer Convoy!

  • May 6, 2022

Consumers have enjoyed some positives in the last year, including a strong jobs market and rising wages. Overall, however, they have faced an increasing array of challenges that have dampened spirits. Fiscal stimulus has run dry, budgets have been pressured by a price upswing in nearly everything, interest rates are much higher, and despite elevated wages, the real wage rate has been declining. In addition, the headlines have turned increasingly dark: a protracted war in Ukraine, yet another COVID-variant upwelling, a potential policy mistake by the Federal Reserve, a stock market collapse, and widespread talk of an imminent recession.

Subscribe to Paulsen's Perspective

Paulsen's Perspective subscriptions include a no-obligation 14-day trial. Cancel at any time before the 14 days are over and you will not be billed.

Subscribe now
James Paulsen


For full access, please enter your credentials.

About The Author

James Paulsen / Chief Investment Strategist

Interested in Investing in a Model?

Contact us if you are interested in investing in our ETF models.