Author: Scott Anderson

U.S. Outlook: Expect Another Fed Rate Cut

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The need for another quarter-point Federal Reserve interest rate cut at the end of October continues to increase. In fact, more cuts will likely be needed in the months ahead to stem the tide of slower U.S. and global economic growth.

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U.S. Outlook: Are Consumers About to Feel a Squeeze?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

We think it’s about to get harder for consumers in the quarters ahead. For now, they actually still feel pretty good about their current job and financial situation.

Consumer sentiment just hit a three month high in October, according to the University of Michigan Survey. Indeed, U.S. households still have a lot going for them. The U.S. unemployment rate just hit a 50-year low.

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U.S. Outlook: Payrolls report doesn’t provide a clear picture

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Two girls working in a factory

There are signs of a cooling labor market in September’s jobs numbers. However, no signs yet of the panic and capitulation typical at the onset of a recession.

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U.S. Outlook: September Ending on a Cautionary Note

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The formal impeachment inquiry that has begun in the House of Representatives will likely add to daily market volatility in both the equity and the bond markets.

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