All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Flat start but stronger finish still in focus

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing Feb dip in consumer spending.

It has been another ham-handed start to the year, as two recent data points for February and March were downbeat indicators.

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Instant Analysis: January employment report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Commuters on a sunny day walking across a bridge toward a city center on their way to work.

Three cheers for the U.S. labor market. Once again the monthly jobs report exceeds economists’ consensus expectations.

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U.S. Outlook: The slog continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph showing monthly retails sales in 2014, with red dips in Jan and Dec.

After all the recent good economic news in recent weeks, the retail sales decline in December was a disappointment.

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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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