U.S. Outlook: An early spring for the jobs report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rise in the labor force participation rate.

The payroll report for February did not disappoint. Job gains were 235K; our forecast was for 220K.

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U.S. Outlook: Two steps forward, one step back

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent dip in jobless claims

The chorus of calls from Fed officials that a rate hike is coming soon got a lot louder this week.

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U.S. Outlook: Feeling good — is it the stock market or the economy?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent decline in the CBOE volatility index.

Investors have gotten extremely comfortable with the economic environment and outlook — some would say the mood is positively complacent.

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U.S. Outlook: Inflation runs hot. Will the Fed?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing year over year change in consumer inflation trends

Another Fed rate hike could come sooner rather than later.

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