All Posts Tagged: Federal Reserve

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: What is going on with bank credit?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent dip in commercial bank lending

You would think banks would be busy making new loans in this sort of economic and financial environment, but you would be wrong.

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Investment Insights: A taxing end of the year

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Ground-level view looking up the side of the Internal Revenue Service building, with visible nameplate.

Despite the potential benefits to economic growth, cutting too much on taxes, which is revenue to the government, would likely push the U.S. farther away from a neutral budget.

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U.S. Outlook: Let the tax reform fight begin

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
US Capitol dome seen in middle distance on a sunny fall day with lawn and reddish-leaf trees in the foreground.

We are finally getting some concrete details on the size and shape of the likely tax reform package that is moving through the House.

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