U.S. Outlook: Housing market is doing just fine

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing mortgage rate trends over last few years, with recent dip.

The current low interest-rate environment, healthy labor market, and rising real personal incomes will power the housing market recovery to new highs in 2016.

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U.S. Outlook: Trade balance improves, but it’s not a good thing

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing monthly trend line of the US trade deficit.

Unfortunately, the recent narrowing in the trade deficit has been driven by import declines rather than better export performance.

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for April

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Attendees at a conference in front of large glass windows, the sun in the background.

This is the weakest monthly U.S. jobs report in seven months and well below the 232K job creation average over the last 12 months.

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U.S. Outlook: U.S. growth has slowed considerably. Why?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing quarterly ups and downs of US GDP.

This is the third consecutive year the world’s largest economy would start off the year with dismal GDP growth.

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