All Posts Tagged: inflation

U.S. Outlook: What’s behind the oil price plunge?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Large, very clean refinery at dawn. No human activity is visible.

Crude oil prices had been generally rising in 2018 before peaking at $76.24 on October 3.

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: Can the U.S. consumer keep up the pace?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Farmers market scene as several adults look over baskets of red, yellow, and orange tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables.

You could say the consumer has been the engine of U.S. economic growth lately.

Read More ›

Instant Analysis: August FOMC meeting minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Facade of the Federal Reserve building in Washington DC on a sunny day.

A September rate hike is a near certainty at the next FOMC meeting. 

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: Emerging markets turmoil returns

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Flea market scene in Argentina, with lots of shoppers milling about.

Emerging markets turmoil returned with a vengeance this week, and it’s more than a simple “taper tantrum” this time around.

Read More ›