Episode 80: 2023 market outlook—what the signals are telling us


A new year has arrived. Many investors are breathing a collective sigh of relief that 2022 is done and are looking for indicators of better investment opportunities and returns in 2023. Financial needles point toward shifting economic conditions, but what types of changes will we see?

  • What are we looking at to help determine what the coming year may bring?
  • Will a recession happen? How bad could it be?
  • Where is inflation going? And what will central banks do in response?
  • Does it look like market volatility is settling down?
  • Are equities or fixed income looking more attractive?

Gauging the markets isn’t an exact science. But the more we learn, the more likely we’ll recognize the signs.

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Kevin Headland, CIM

Kevin Headland, CIM, 

Co-Chief Investment Strategist

Manulife Investment Management

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Macan Nia, CFA

Macan Nia, CFA, 

Co-Chief Investment Strategist

Manulife Investment Management

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