All Posts Tagged: Federal Reserve

U.S. Outlook: Have U.S. and global growth already peaked?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing economic surprise index in decline

I am seeing growing evidence in the daily economic indicators that U.S. and global growth may have already peaked.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for March

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Facade of the Federal Reserve building in Washington DC on a sunny day.

The FOMC raised the fed funds target rate range another quarter percentage point today to between 1.50% and 1.75% and maintained its median forecast for three quarter-point rate hikes by the end of 2018 and 2019.

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U.S. Outlook: Preview of next week’s FOMC meeting

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing Fed funds rate hike projections into 2019

The Fed funds future market is currently putting a 99.3% probability on another rate hike on Wednesday.

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U.S. Outlook: Blowout job creation, but wages fail to launch

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Crowded crosswalk full of morning professionals walking to work as the sun shines through the crowd.

February’s jobs gain is more than three times the pace the Fed believes is necessary on a monthly basis to keep the unemployment rate steady.

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