All Posts Tagged: Federal Reserve

U.S. Outlook: Is weaker GDP consistent with the sentiment?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph of quarterly GDP performance of last two years and forecast of next two years

Despite overall weakness in the quarter, we’re seeing positive indicators of growth going forward, particularly in consumer activity.

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U.S. Outlook: Gauging the impact of a housing slowdown

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of monthly home supply in the U.S.

The plunge in new home sales during March caused a lot of buzz this week. It feels to me more like a cyclical change happening, rather than a weather-related shock.

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U.S. Outlook: More encouraging signs of acceleration

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of initial jobless claims, showing downward trend.

The U.S. economy is actually showing more spring in its step. Signs include pick-ups in consumer spending, industrial production, and job creation.

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U.S. Outlook: Waiting for consumer credit to normalize

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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We’ve been waiting to see some growth in consumer credit, and it looks like some encouraging signs could ramp up in the months ahead.

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