All Posts Tagged: oil prices

U.S. Outlook: Keeping next week’s Q1 GDP report in perspective

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Closeup of a woman

Over the last three quarters, the U.S. economy and real GDP have been on a sprint, the latter rising at an annual average 3.06%.

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U.S. Outlook: Where did inflation go?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rises and (recent) dip in consumer inflation trends.

As recently as March, inflation appeared to be heating up.

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U.S. Outlook: Interest rate normalization is ‘hurry up and wait’

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent downward trend in consumer spending.

“Hurry up and wait” pretty well describes the state of monetary policy today as the Fed goes further down the path of interest-rate normalization. With the March rate hike decision, the FOMC, in my opinion, took the opportunity to fire a shot across the bow against rapidly tightening labor markets, rising consumer inflation, and stock […]

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Business growth signs remain in view during 2017

Kristin Nelson
Wealth Management Strategy
3 women business owners in a meeting. one of whom is talking while holding a tablet.

Most signs point to U.S. business owners having a good year — though there may be some hiccups along the way.

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