Jeffrey Buchbinder, CFA, Equity Strategist, LPL Financial Ryan Detrick, CMT, Chief Market Strategist, LPL Financial Scott Brown, CMT, Senior Analyst, LPL Financial
The term stagflation has been circulating increasingly in the financial media as inflation readings have risen sharply in recent months. The term is often associated with the 1970s, which saw runaway
inflation—largely driven by sky-high energy prices—and lackluster economic growth. Stagflation and a return to the weak equity markets of the 1970s would be understandably scary. However, when
looking at the data, we remain skeptical that either runaway inflation or low growth are right around the corner, much less both at the same time.