Author: Scott Anderson

U.S. Outlook: The Fed’s FOMC talks exit strategy in April

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rising reserve balances at Fed banks.

The markets just got a big reminder that the era of extraordinary monetary accommodation may be in its final days.

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U.S. Outlook: Is housing still on fragile ground?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Housing affordability index - graph

We’re forecasting some improvement in April’s housing sales numbers and see other reasons for near-term optimism.

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U.S. Outlook: Bank lending makes a comeback

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing demand for credit

The improvement in lending conditions is an encouraging sign for the economy in the quarters ahead.

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U.S. Outlook: Is weaker GDP consistent with the sentiment?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph of quarterly GDP performance of last two years and forecast of next two years

Despite overall weakness in the quarter, we’re seeing positive indicators of growth going forward, particularly in consumer activity.

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