All Posts Tagged: Jerome Powell

Investment Insights: Waiting for a catalyst

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After hitting a rough patch in the last few months of 2018, the S&P 500 rebounded to gain over 10% in just the first two months of the year, which is already higher than the full calendar year returns in three of the last five years. If stocks continue at this pace for the rest of the year, the S&P would return over 100% in 2019! Unfortunately, we don’t see that as a likely scenario.

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U.S. Outlook: Dissecting the dots

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
View of a eagle statue on Federal Reserve building in DC

Just looking at the Fed’s median forecast gives one a false sense of precision about the future of U.S. interest rates.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC Decision for December

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Winter shot of Federal Reserve building through leafless trees.

The outcome of the December FOMC meeting was what we have been forecasting.

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U.S. Outlook: Market fears of near-term recession overblown

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Busy work environment with stock traders concentrating on their computers.

As recently as September when U.S. stocks were hitting new record highs, economic optimism was rampant and, in retrospect, probably overdone.

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