All Posts Tagged: retail sales

U.S. Outlook: Should we worry about the consumer?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing up-and-down trends of retail sales over the past several years.

Despite weakness in January and February data, retail sales are still up a healthy 3.1% from a year ago.

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: A festive holiday forecast this year

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar chart showing annual holiday sales growth for the past six years.

Our forecast for holiday sales growth this year is 4.0%, which would make it the best year since 2012.

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: No worries, mate — rebound continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent GDP readings, along with forecast for next several quarters.

It’s been another week of better readings on U.S. housing, initial jobless claims, and leading economic indicators.

Read More ›

U.S. Outlook: Remain calm and carry on

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly performance of retail sales in last two years.

We remain steadfast in our belief in our second-half rebound forecast for the U.S. economy.

Read More ›