All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: A sobering budget forecast

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing projected rise in national debt

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updated its economic and federal budget outlook for the next 10 years, and we find the budget path quite sobering.

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Modern, busy office with several people at desks, as young woman rushes by in a blur.

Overall, it’s a weaker-than-expected jobs report for August that showed renewed softening in the goods-producing side of the economy.

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Investment Insights: Yellen hikes up her sleeves?

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Road with a few cars traveling into a beautiful landscape with Grand Tetons in the background (near Jackson Hole, WY)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is meeting with global monetary policy makers in Jackson Hole, WY, this week to discuss global growth concerns.

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U.S. Outlook: Q3 is off to a good start

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
chart showing rise & fall of weekly jobless claims for past 15 years or so

Concerns regarding a persistent undershoot on inflation and risks to growth abroad still weigh heavy on some FOMC member minds, yet most saw the downside risks to the U.S. economy as diminishing.

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