All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Is stronger growth in Q2 sustainable?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph showing real, quarterly GDP growth/loss over past few years.

Before we get too excited Q2 GDP growth, let’s take a closer look at some of the components that make up this important economic indicator.

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2014 GDP: A weak start but a strong end?

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Closeup on the middle of a road, leading off into the horizon under a bright orange sunset.

Some investors may be asking: Was Q1 the start of a downturn, or is it an outlier?

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U.S. Outlook: New home sales buck slowdown trend

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
housing graph

Better than expected January new home sales are a good sign for a continuing expansion of the housing market this year, but we expect slower growth in home building soon.

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