All Posts Tagged: Federal Reserve

Instant Analysis: February jobs data

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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This is an all-around a solid employment report for the month of February that bodes well for better job and income growth in the months ahead.

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U.S. Outlook: Why the Fed will ignore signs of weakness

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The latest round of U.S. economic data releases are still falling short of economists’ expectations, which has already been reduced.

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Instant Analysis: December FOMC statement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The FOMC tiptoed into the taper pool by announcing a reduction in monthly asset purchases at today’s FOMC meeting, starting in January. Beginning next year, the Fed will be purchasing $75 billion a month in agency mortgage-backed securities and Treasury securities, a $10 billion reduction from the current pace of $85 billion.

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2014 U.S. Outlook: Firing on all cylinders

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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For the first time since the “Great Recession,” the U.S. consumer will drive economic expansion in 2014.

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