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.
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Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing
Rising oil prices held our attention this week as West Texas Intermediate broke through the $70/barrel level. The recent rise in oil prices, if sustained, threatens to partially offset the benefits to the economy from the fiscal stimulus. All three inflation reports published came in below expectations this week. However, the softer inflation readings do not alter our forecast for a gradual rise in inflation in the coming months and three more rate hikes by the Fed this year. As we’ve been anticipating, the incoming data point to a rebound in GDP growth in Q2 after a sluggish Q1. For 2018 as a whole, we look for real GDP growth to average 2.8%, underpinned by fiscal stimulus, but important risks linger in the background.