U.S. Outlook: Floating higher

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in market capital during this strong earnings season.

Investors are celebrating one of the best earnings seasons in more than two years.

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U.S. Outlook: A rock-solid payroll report for January

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly job gains over last several years.

Job growth in January exceeded economists’ expectations (227K), adding some hard-data weight to rising spirits in recent consumer and business sentiment surveys.

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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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