Economic Commentary

Replay: Simplifying the big questions clients are asking now

June 15, 2023
A professional having a meeting with a couple of clients.

Things are as complicated as ever for financial professionals and their clients. That’s why at Nationwide Financial, we gather and share insights from our in-house thought leaders to help simplify what’s happening in the economy to help financial professionals shed light on potential opportunities in the financial markets.

Investors have a lot on their minds these days—Are we headed for recession? What will inflation do to my savings? So, it’s not surprising to see many are feeling anxious or pessimistic about their financial futures.

Our latest investor survey shows widespread concern about an economic slowdown and growing uncertainty about their ability to meet their retirement goals.

Recently, I sat down for an informative discussion with two of Nationwide’s thought leaders on the economy and the markets—Kathy Bostjancic, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, and Mark Hackett, Chief of Investment Research at Nationwide Financial. Our LinkedIn Live discussion covered topics, ranging from insights on inflation, a potential recession and market trends, to their takes on the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement on interest rates.

Watch a replay of our discussion here.


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    Survey methodology: Nationwide partnered with Edelman Data & Intelligence to conduct a 15-minute online survey among a sample of 2,000 nationally representative adult consumers between March 30 and April 13, 2023. As a member in good standing with The Insights Association as well as ESOMAR Edelman Data and Intelligence conducts all research in accordance with local, national, and international laws as well as in line with all Market Research Standards and Guidelines.

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