All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Behind the Q1 GDP headlines, and what it means for Q2

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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We were bracing for a soft Q1 GDP print this morning, primarily due to a sharp slowdown in real consumer spending in the first quarter.

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U.S. Outlook: Keeping next week’s Q1 GDP report in perspective

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Over the last three quarters, the U.S. economy and real GDP have been on a sprint, the latter rising at an annual average 3.06%.

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U.S. Outlook: What you need to know

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart that shows consumer spending trends.

Where did all the shoppers go? Coming off a heady fourth quarter when consumers couldn’t find an item they didn’t want to purchase, the consumer appeared to be knocked‐out in the first quarter.

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U.S. Outlook: Trade fears mount

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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More signs emerged this week that the Goldilocks view of the U.S. economic outlook could be in for a serious challenge in the weeks ahead.

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