All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: Retail sales boost our Q2 GDP forecast

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Busy, crowded street scene in Times Square, NYC

There are still major sectors of the U.S. economy that are actually holding up quite well.

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U.S. Outlook: When giants fight

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The impact of the trade war escalation is clearly visible in our lowered forecasts for U.S. GDP growth, interest rates and inflation. We have cut our near‐term consumer inflation forecasts as oil, energy, and metals prices plunge and the dollar strengthens on flight‐to‐safety capital flows.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC signals prolonged rate hike pause into 2020

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve building at dusk

The FOMC all but gave up their dreams of normalizing short-term interest rates, deciding to hold the Fed fund target rate between 2.25% and 2.50% at today’s FOMC meeting with 11 FOMC participants expecting the Fed funds rate to end 2019 at the same levels.  

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Investment Insights: Playing the waiting game

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Stocks pared gains on Tuesday as markets hesitated over when the U.S. and China will actually reach their long awaited trade deal before recovering on Wednesday after the Fed’s meeting.

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