All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

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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U.S. Outlook: Preview of next week’s FOMC decision

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing ups and downs of the bond market in recent years.

Will next week’s FOMC meeting and likely first and only rate hike of 2016 bring the equity markets back down to Earth?

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U.S. Outlook: An early Thanksgiving this year

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rise of retail sales in recent months.

Upside U.S. economic surprises were a common theme this week, helping to support the post-election equity rally and prolonging the Treasury bond market sell-off.

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for October

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Four businesspeople talking in a busy plaza of a major international city.

Growing signs of a tightening U.S. labor market were clearly visible in this month’s report, from dropping unemployment rates to rising wages.

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