All Posts Tagged: China

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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U.S. Outlook: The economy is moving in the right direction

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent upward trend in construction spending and employment.

Global equity markets breathed a sigh of relief this week as U.S. economic data showed signs the economy is continuing to grow.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our February report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
blue electronic display of stock market activity with outdoor urban scene reflected on the glassy surface.

The present sell-off feels very much like the 11% decline in the S&P 500 that took place in August 2015.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for January

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Crowd of people going to work

I think the Fed is on hold right now and hasn’t made up its mind yet about the global market volatility and economic developments in China.

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