All Posts Tagged: interest rates

U.S. Outlook: A rock solid U.S. employment report for June

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing the growth in June jobs by sector.

The dismal May jobs report appears to be a one-month aberration, as we suspected, rather than the start of a pronounced economic downturn.

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U.S. Outlook: Interest rates hit the floor

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing global bond yields are near record lows

Today’s low market rates suggest a weaker global economic outlook, looser monetary policy, and more deflationary pressures ahead.

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U.S. Outlook: Dark clouds on the horizon

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing projected slowdown in job growth in next few quarters

Financial volatility is on the rise and uncertainty is high enough to keep the FOMC in a holding pattern until the storm clouds dissipate.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for June

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve at dusk.

The doves reigned supreme at the June FOMC meeting. As expected, there was no change to the Fed funds target rate, which remains at a range of 0.25 to 0.50 percent.

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