All Posts Tagged: retail sales

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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U.S. Outlook: The glass-half-full economy

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing upward trend in consumer confidence.

Consumer confidence is soaring, despite financial volatility and a weak global economy.

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Instant Analysis: Retail sales report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Couple with young son looking in store window inside a mall.

Retail sales gains were broad-based in August but remained lumpy in magnitude. 

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U.S. Outlook: Is weaker GDP consistent with the sentiment?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph of quarterly GDP performance of last two years and forecast of next two years

Despite overall weakness in the quarter, we’re seeing positive indicators of growth going forward, particularly in consumer activity.

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