Author: Scott Anderson

Instant Analysis: FOMC holds interest rates steady in May, signals June increase

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The Federal Reserve held the fed funds target rate steady at the May FOMC meeting, as was widely expected.

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U.S. Outlook: Behind the Q1 GDP headlines, and what it means for Q2

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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We were bracing for a soft Q1 GDP print this morning, primarily due to a sharp slowdown in real consumer spending in the first quarter.

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U.S. Outlook: Keeping next week’s Q1 GDP report in perspective

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Over the last three quarters, the U.S. economy and real GDP have been on a sprint, the latter rising at an annual average 3.06%.

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U.S. Outlook: Have U.S. and global growth already peaked?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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I am seeing growing evidence in the daily economic indicators that U.S. and global growth may have already peaked.

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