BlackRock CEO Fink says global economy is missing hope

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BlackRock CEO Fink says global economy is missing hope

In his 50 years on the job, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink has never seen as much anxiety from both consumers and businesses as he has at the moment.

BlackRock's chairman, John W. White, says the global economy is missing hope - an ingredient that he says is essential for any financial outlook.

Fink said this week he was an 'optimist', a trait the asset management firm holds at its core.

Fink, however, feels he's only in his optimism, explaining: 't impact outlook in the long run t impact outlook.

The largest retirement manager in the world is BlackRock, Fink said. YOLO spenders were propping up the U.S. economy, splurging the last of their COVID cash in a summer spree.

Likewise, Bank of America warned that consumers would have to be pushed to the 'point of pain' to stop contributing to price increases as the Fed tried to wrestle inflation under control.

The latest data for July may illustrateSiegel's point. Consumer spending increased from 0.6% in July 2023, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Before COVID-19, consumers were saving 35% of their disposable income, which has since increased to 50%.

'T provide more certainty and more hope, this is what causes recessions, this is what causes pullback,' said Fink.

His hopeful charge is still to be seen, but just how far from the front Fink would like to lead his hopeful charge.

Asked whether he would ever consider seeking a job in the White House, the 70-year-old was asked by his Wall Street peers, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who owns JPMorgan Chase.

'I'm too old', he joked, a reflection of the age of President Biden, 80, and former president and election hopeful, 77-year-old Donald Trump.

Fink said he hoped the deal would be a win-win for investors.