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Gundlach Says Fed May Have to Ease Again: Barron's Roundtable

  • Delphi's Black isn't optimistic about U.S. equities in 2016
  • Outlooks range from modest stock gains to a down year

Weaker-than-expected market conditions will keep the Federal Reserve from raising rates as much as predicted in 2016 as company earnings and the global economy will remain strained, Wall Street strategists told Barron’s.

Tumbling commodity prices and economic sluggishness will continue to limit profit growth, according to many of the nine strategists participating in Barron’s 2016 Roundtable panel discussion in the magazine’s Jan. 18 issue. Respondents see flat to modest gains for U.S. equities ahead as slow U.S. expansion won’t be enough to shake the headwinds from global economic turmoil and the fall in energy prices.