Federal Reserve: Wall Street Week Ahead: Recession? To land softly? Inflationary recession? Investors assess the strength of the economy

[ad_1] With a pitiful first half for the stock market now in the history books, investors are assessing whether the US economy can survive a significant recession as federal Reserve Raises rates to fight the worst inflation in decades. The answer to this question has a direct bearing on the markets. Strategists say an economic slowdown coupled with weak corporate earnings could reduce the S&P 500 by at least 10%, undoing losses that have already pushed the benchmark index down 18% year-over-year. Conversely, according to some analysts’ price targets, in…