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Fishkind Conversations: Fishkind's Financial Forecast - 2019 And Beyond

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates
90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Every January, 90.7 checks in with economic analyst Hank Fishkind for his financial forecast for the coming year.

He says nationally, the first half of 2019 will stay strong. After all, Fishkind points out, as 2019 begins, employment gains are high, wages are rising at about a three percent pace, gasoline prices are down, and interest rates remain relatively low.


In the second half, Fishkind predicts a slowdown may come as the Fed raises interest rates, the stimulus from the Trump tax cuts peters out, and uncertainty (created by, for example, the risk of fallout from trade tensions or a sustained partial government shutdown) gives late 2019’s market the jitters.

So after an expected seesaw ride in 2019, 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston asked Fishkind what comes next.

Click the Play Audio button above to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.