Instant Analysis: FOMC decision & statement for February

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve at dusk.

There were few surprises in today’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision and statement to hold the fed funds target rate at between 0.50 and 0.75%.

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U.S. Outlook: A better end to 2016 and a promising start for 2017

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in business equipment spending.

It’s now official that the U.S. economy got back on track in the second half of 2016.

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U.S. Outlook: More signs of inflation and growth

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing year-over-year growth in holiday sales.

A new batch of hard economic data for December paints a positive picture of U.S. economic growth.

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U.S. Outlook: Small business confidence catches fire

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent spike in small business optimism

Small businesses appear downright euphoric about the prospects of a Trump Administration and Republican-controlled Congress taking the reins in Washington.

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