U.S. Outlook: Where did inflation go?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rises and (recent) dip in consumer inflation trends.

As recently as March, inflation appeared to be heating up.

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U.S. Outlook: Job growth back on track in June

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing growth in various job sectors in June.

Overall this was a solid payroll report that reinforces the notion that the U.S. labor market remains a bright spot for the U.S. economic expansion.

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U.S. Outlook: Consumers remain a confident bunch

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing sharp increase in consumer confidence between Oct 2009 and June 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but more consumers are finally riding the wave of plentiful job opportunities, rising incomes, and improving net worth. Nowhere is this better reflected than in the current readings of the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index. Consumer confidence has only been at these nose‐bleed levels a handful of times over the last 40 years, notably […]

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U.S. Outlook: Housing shows resilience; other sectors, not so much

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing mortgage refinance applications climbing due to lower interest rates

The U.S. is enjoying a mini refi boom as lower long-term rates lift the housing market.

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