Author: Scott Anderson

U.S. Outlook: Retail Sales Cool in August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

Pull back the lens on August’s U.S. retail sales data and a clear slowdown comes into focus. July retail sales growth was twice as brisk as August sales.

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U.S. Outlook: Another worrying sign—the job market

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

U.S. job growth slowed considerably in August, raising the possibility of two more Federal Reserve rate cuts this year.

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U.S. Outlook: Hints of a consumer slowdown ahead

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

There are hints that the days of robust U.S. consumer spending may be numbered.

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U.S. Outlook: I hope you like whitewater rafting

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

If you follow the economy, you’re going to feel like you’re on a whitewater rafting ride in the months ahead. Monetary stimulus may not be enough to reverse a sharp economic slowdown just ahead of us.

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