All Posts Tagged: FOMC

U.S. Outlook: Start the pre-game show

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing total nonfarm job openings as of July 2015

Next week’s FOMC decision on interest rates has attracted as much pre-kickoff commentary as a big game.

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U.S. Outlook: Right down the pike — now what?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
graph showing rise and fall of investor confidence in recent years.

Like a pitcher who’s on fire, U.S. economic data keeps coming in right across the plate.

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Crowd of people walking to work (seen from behind) in an urban center walkway.

The August payroll was good enough to keep a September rate hike on the table.

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U.S. Outlook: Conflicting signals from the Fed minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing five year breakeven inflation rate

Bond investors, parsing the FOMC minutes from the July meeting, sensed hesitation about the timing of the first interest rate hike from the Fed and have since soundly convinced themselves that a move in September is virtually off the table.

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