May 01, 2024 | Media Appearances

Jeffrey Gundlach FOMC Reaction

DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach, in a live interview filmed on May 1, 2024, following the FOMC release, responded to the Federal Reserve's dovish stance on rate hikes by expressing concerns about potentially underestimated inflation rates due to excluding core components. Despite market optimism post-meeting, Gundlach remains cautious about prolonged inflation levels. He recommended investments in moderate-risk assets like single A, BBB or high BB securities for stable returns with manageable volatility. Emphasizing credit securities priced off the short end of the curve for attractive yields, his strategy centers on fixed income markets that offer good returns with acceptable risk levels.

Gundlach favored gold but proposed waiting for a possible price correction before reinvesting. He anticipated oil stability around $80, warning of challenges if prices surged significantly, impacting the Fed's inflation rate target. Regarding economic indicators, including the dollar outlook and future currency trends, he highlighted bullish sentiments on gold and uncertainties surrounding currency values' effects on global markets. Remaining neutral on equities due to steep valuations and Fed policies, Gundlach stressed specific long-term investments in countries like Japan, Mexico, and India over momentum-driven strategies for optimal returns. With pandemic restrictions easing, Mr. Gundlach's focus remains on leveraging credit securities for desirable yields during an extended inverted yield curve period.



  • Jeffrey Gundlach

    Jeffrey Gundlach

    Mr. Gundlach is CEO of DoubleLine.  In 2011, he appeared on the cover of Barron's as "The New Bond King."  In 2013, Institutional Investor named him "Money Manager of the Year."  In 2012, 2015 and 2016, he was named one of "The Fifty Most Influential" in Bloomberg Markets.  In 2017, he was inducted into the FIASI Fixed Income Hall of Fame.  Mr. Gundlach is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, with degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy.