All Posts Tagged: FOMC

Instant Analysis: The employment report for April

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Image of a crosswalk with shadows of people entering it to cross the street.

We saw a solid bounce-back in U.S. job creation in April to 223K which fits nicely with the transitory Q1 slowdown thesis.

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U.S. Outlook: Monetary policy tighter without tightening

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing deviation of US interest rates from Germany and Japan.

The U.S. economic growth slowdown in Q1 and downside risks from Europe and China are good reasons to be cautious, but there are a few more.

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U.S. Outlook: What does the drop in new orders mean?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing recent rise in inventory shipment ratios.

You know the saying, “Get used to disappointment”? That’s what happened to economists’ expectations for durable goods orders for February.

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U.S. Outlook: FOMC scales back rate hike expectations

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent drop in U.S. exports

This week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) aligned its expectations for the Fed funds target rate lift-off more closely with the market’s.

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