All Posts Tagged: US economy

Instant Analysis: Fed Chair Powell open to reducing rates

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, speaking at a conference at the Chicago Fed, said the Fed is willing to consider cutting interest rates to keep the U.S. expansion intact. He went on to say that the Fed is closely monitoring rising global trade disputes and the potential fallout on the U.S. economy.

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Investment Insights: Excerpts from our October report

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Stream of corporate workers walking across a modern bridge in the financial district of London.

The U.S. economy hit an incredible record in October; it has now been in an expansion for its 100th month.

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U.S. Outlook: The hard vs. soft data conundrum revisited

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph comparing hard and soft data of US Economic Surprise Index

In this week’s report we show how truly unusual the current divergence between “soft” data surprises and the “hard” data surprises really is.

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Investment Insights: Walking the tightrope

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Man on a tightrope over a grassy field at sunset.

Financial markets continue to float undecidedly at current levels while trying to digest announcements from central banks and how the global economy is actually faring.

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