Economic Data FAQs
Investors are sifting through a deluge of backlogged data after a historic U.S. government shutdown. As data have caught up, many reports have missed consensus estimates, stoking fears that Wall Street may be overlooking a slowdown in the U.S. economy [Figure 1].
To help allay those fears, we’re addressing some questions we’ve received about the economic landscape recently, and provide our thoughts on what to look for in gauging economic health.
Are We Nearing a Recession?
We don’t expect a U.S. economic recession this year for several reasons, many of which we outlined in our Out... Read more