All Posts Tagged: retail sales

Instant Analysis: GDP report for Q1 2015

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Cars parked on street, covered in snow with snow-covered trees around.

The fingerprints of a strong U.S. dollar and worse-than-expected winter weather were all over the report. 

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U.S. Outlook: The curious case of missing retail sales

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent declines in retail sales.

Looked at in a vacuum, the recent declines in retail sales could herald an impending recession, but that’s not our forecast.

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U.S. Outlook: The slog continues

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph showing monthly retails sales in 2014, with red dips in Jan and Dec.

After all the recent good economic news in recent weeks, the retail sales decline in December was a disappointment.

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U.S. Outlook: The U.S. consumer is doing just fine

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in vehicle sales.

Consumer spending still looks strong despite gloomy Black Friday estimates.

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