Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing
Economic data releases were a mixed bag this week, but the economy maintains solid momentum. GDP growth should accelerate ahead, supported by strong fundamentals and a significant fiscal impulse. The Fed held rates constant during the FOMC meeting this week, highlighting the “symmetrical” 2% inflation target. We continue to look for a rate hike next month and four total rate hikes in 2018. The Trump administration averted a self-imposed trade shock by extending the steel and aluminum tariffs exemptions. Also this week, administration officials travelled to China to make a request regarding trade relations.
- The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the US Weekly Economic Briefing.
- The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below.
- US Weekly Economic Briefings
- Highlights: Briefing on events-driven analysis for the week, which varies depending upon data.
- Credit Crunch Watch:
- Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators, along with discussion of their latest movements. Brief discussion of latest trends in the US and Eurozone economies.
- Detailed charts of the components of the Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators.
- Credit Crunch Timeline: Summary of major economic events since the beginning of the financial crisis.
- Latest Data in Detail: Charts and analysis on the important releases of the previous week, such as: inflation indicators, consumer confidence, retail sales, durable goods orders etc.
- The Week Ahead: Scheduled key data releases for the upcoming week, including information on previous data and forecast data.
- Key Economic Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key macroeconomic indicators, including the unemployment rate, output, retail sales, inflation, and trade balance.
- Key Financial Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key financial indicators including: Short and long term interest rates, key exchange rates, money supply, S&P 500, and reserves.