All Posts Tagged: GDP

U.S. Outlook: The slog continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph showing monthly retails sales in 2014, with red dips in Jan and Dec.

After all the recent good economic news in recent weeks, the retail sales decline in December was a disappointment.

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U.S. Outlook: Financial markets go haywire

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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With recent sharp swings in oil, foreign exchange, and equity markets, what are the markets trying to tell us?

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U.S. Outlook: What does GDP with a 5.0 handle mean?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing growth & declines in GDP over past several years.

The government’s recent estimate that real GDP grew at 5.0% in the third quarter beat economists’ forecasts and triggered a recalibration of our forecasts for 2015.

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U.S. Outlook: The glass-half-full economy

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing upward trend in consumer confidence.

Consumer confidence is soaring, despite financial volatility and a weak global economy.

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