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Holly LaFon
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Jeremy Siegel to Wharton: How Interest Rates Will Affect Stocks

Wharton finance professor reiterates his forecast from earlier in the year

July 11, 2018 | About:

Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel joined [email protected]'s podcast Monday to discuss whether rising interest rates will hurt stocks.

Siegel said he was still confident in his earlier forecast that stocks will be flat or rise as by no more than 10% for the year. Siegel discusses the biggest factors influence the economy and stocks, including productivity, baby boomers and labor participation. Higher interest rates from the Fed will be the biggest challenge for stocks, followed by political uncertainties and lowered projections for earnings in 2019.

Siegel also gives his take on share buybacks and talks about why Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) doesn't give dividends at Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B).

Listen to the podcast here.

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Holly LaFon
I'm a financial journalist with a master of science in journalism from Medill at Northwestern University.

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