All Posts Tagged: retail sales

U.S. Outlook: Will consumers keep spending over the holidays?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing growth, declines in various retail sales categories

The retail sales data through October show a consumer who is ready and willing to spend this holiday season.

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U.S. Outlook: Fed gambles on inflation’s return

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing sales growth/loss by category, compared to a year ago.

Mixed messages continue to be thrown off by the U.S. economy.

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U.S. Outlook: Floating higher

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in market capital during this strong earnings season.

Investors are celebrating one of the best earnings seasons in more than two years.

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U.S. Outlook: Sentiment breaks harder, will hard data follow?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in small business optimism.

Confidence is infectious these days. Many economic surveys are all pointing to a rare outbreak of positivity and growth.

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