All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Reasons to remain optimistic

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing upward trend in small business optimism

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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U.S. Outlook: Are small businesses joining the expansion?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rise in confidence of small business owners

Two new data points suggest that small businesses are finally getting in the economic expansion act. Plus: Workers are quitting more.

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U.S. Outlook: Updating our virtuous cycle checklist

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing latest dip in jobless claims

Economists have been trying to spot a pro-growth virtuous cycle in the current ecomomic expansion, and now we believe it’s near.

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