All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: Global economy firing on all cylinders

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing growth in several major economies around the world.

The Fed no longer has the crutch of a moribund global economy to blame for not embarking on monetary policy normalization.

Read More ›

Instant Analysis: FOMC announces balance sheet unwind will begin in October

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
View of a eagle statue on Federal Reserve building in DC

As was widely telegraphed before the meeting, the committee decided to go ahead with the balance sheet normalization program in October.

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: Biggest FOMC meeting of the year on tap

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing GDP forecasts as affected by recent hurricanes.

We are calling this the biggest FOMC meeting of the year because of the impact it could have on interest rate and inflation expectations into 2018 and beyond.

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: Job report increases doubts about Fed rate hike path

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent trend in unemployment rate (monthly)

The August jobs report came in on the weak side, raising concerns that the Fed’s gradual tightening path could become glacial in the year ahead.

Read More ›