All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Financial markets go haywire

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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With recent sharp swings in oil, foreign exchange, and equity markets, what are the markets trying to tell us?

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Economic projections and investment insight for 2015

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Older couple sitting on large rock on a beach, looking out toward the water and bright horizon.

Our 2015 forecast echoes many of the themes from 2014 – an economic recovery driven by growth in consumer spending and lower unemployment.

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U.S. Outlook: Reasons to remain optimistic

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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In times of market turmoil, it’s easy to get bearish on the economic outlook. But in reality, market forces often work in cross purposes on the economy.

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U.S. Outlook: The U.S. consumer is doing just fine

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in vehicle sales.

Consumer spending still looks strong despite gloomy Black Friday estimates.

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