Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing
President Trump further strained relations with US trading partners as he continued to complain about “unfair trade”. Meanwhile, the economic data remain very strong, pointing to robust 3% GDP growth on average in 2018. The Fed is all but certain to raise interest rates at its upcoming June policy meeting, in spite of the pervading trade uncertainty, on its way to four total rate hikes this year. Rising home prices and higher mortgage rates are making buying a home less affordable. These headwinds will weigh on the pace of home sales, particularly among first-time homebuyers.
- 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.