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Business Insider: Morgan Stanley's Co-president Says Expect 'Fire and Ice' As a Massive Shift in Markets Gets Underway

June 06, 2022
Market Crash

Article by George Glover in Business Insider

Morgan Stanley's co-president has become the latest Wall Street figurehead to warn of upheaval in global markets as the post-financial crisis era of low interest rates and cheap debt crashes to a sudden halt.

Ted Pick said that investors need to be wary of the twin threats of high inflation and a potential recession - which he labeled "fire" and "ice" respectively.

"We'll have these periods where it feels awfully fiery, and other periods where it feels icy, and clients need to navigate around that," Pick told the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York. "We'll be having this conversation for the next 12, 18, 24 months."

US markets have delivered strong returns since the 2008 financial crisis, with loose monetary policy leading to an abundance of cheap money - and the S&P 500 posted a record-breaking 69 all-time high closes last year.

But there's been significant upheaval in 2022, as investors grapple with rising interest rates, the looming possibility of a recession and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Pick isn't the only Wall Street figurehead to predict a massive market shift. JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon recently told investors to brace themselves for an "economic hurricane", while Citigroup's CEO Jane Fraser said that a recession looks inevitable in Europe and possible in the US.

"It's an extraordinary moment," Pick said. "We have our first .......

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