U.S. Outlook: Why the Fed will ignore signs of weakness

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The latest round of U.S. economic data releases are still falling short of economists’ expectations, which has already been reduced.

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U.S. Outlook: New home sales buck slowdown trend

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Better than expected January new home sales are a good sign for a continuing expansion of the housing market this year, but we expect slower growth in home building soon.

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7 investment tips to consider in 2014

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

In January, the Investment Advisory & Management team (IA&M) of Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group issued its 2014 outlook, and these are among the top tips for investors.

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Top 10 investment signposts to watch for in 2014

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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The U.S. economy shows signs of an active sustainable recovery for the first time in six years, with steady growth anticipated as international markets continue to break through their slumps.

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