What if Wall Street didn’t rebound?

What if Wall Street didn’t rebound?


Bankers tend to turn into gardeners when they talk about the continuing shortage of mergers and other investment banking deals. They point to “green shoots,” in the form of an acquisition here, or an IPO there, as encouraging signs of regrowth.

But this analogy is perhaps too delicate for today’s world. Between the weak economic outlook, rising Treasury yields and the wars in Israel and Ukraine, the risk isn’t just that the ground is a little dry. This is because the ground is torn up and dried out, transforming what is sometimes seen as a temporary lull into one that lasts for years.

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With a penchant for words, Eleon Smith began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, Smith landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, Eleon also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
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