The Overemphasis on US Exceptionalism

The Unique Trajectory of the US Economy: Stock Market Performance and Wealth Effects Drive Growth

In recent years, the United States economy has been outpacing other G-10 economies in terms of growth. This trend is expected to continue as we move into 2024. However, when examining this perceived American exceptionalism from an economic perspective, it is important to note that this is a relatively recent development. The true standout feature of the US economy lies in its stock market performance.

The rising value of financial assets and the overall strength of the economy have created a mutually beneficial cycle where increased household wealth positively impacts economic growth. After witnessing 15 years of US equity outperformance, the question arises as to whether there are unique and enduring qualities in the US that can sustain this momentum. One potential factor is the substantial US leverage in the technology sector, although this also presents risks.

As we move further into 2024, it remains uncertain whether the current success of the US economy and stock market will continue in the long term. Potential challenges and advantages lie ahead as the country navigates through economic cycles. Nevertheless, it is clear that various factors such as wealth effects and sector-specific strengths have contributed to this recent but notable trajectory.

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