Items Tagged with 'Economic growth'

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  • Should Americans prepare for 5% GDP growth in Q3?

    One early predictor says yes
    President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to make 4% gross domestic product growth a reality in the U.S. After hitting the 4% mark in the second quarter, can Americans expect to see growth as high as 5% in the third quarter? One forecast says yes.
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  • Fed still expected to raise rates after criticism from Trump

    Market looking for 2 more increases in 2018
    Despite recent criticism of the rising interest rate environment, the Federal Reserve is still expected to raise rates twice more in 2018. And while the Fed is unlikely to raise interest rates during its July meeting, experts explain it is still on track for two more rate hikes in 2018.
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  • Is the housing market standing on shaky ground?

    This red flag could signal growth slow down
    While most experts agree the housing market is on solid ground, some are beginning to question red flags that are beginning to arise, possibly showing a slowdown in growth. Now, one expert wonders if the current growth in housing and the economy is sustainable headed into the second half of 2018.
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  • U.S. inflation hits 6-year high

    Annual growth hits Fed’s 2% target
    After coming up short for more than half a decade, inflation in the U.S. is back on track. Indicators show inflation rose 2% in May, meeting the Federal Reserve's ideal target for strong, sustainable growth.
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  • Construction sees most growth since first quarter of 2016

    Could signal relief to inventory-starved market
    Construction growth saw a surge in the fourth quarter of 2017 to the highest level since the beginning of 2016. Even as the number of new homes constructed continues to struggle, the increasing GDP within the construction industry gives hope that new home construction will soon see a surge.
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  • Goldman Sachs: Fed to raise rates once a quarter until 2019

    Federal funds to hit 3.25% to 3.5% by end of next year
    The Federal Reserve elected to increase interest rates during its March meeting for the first time in 2018, but it’s far from done raising rates for the year, or so says a note Goldman Sachs sent to clients. In fact, the Fed could raise rates as quickly as once per quarter.
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  • Final estimate raises fourth quarter GDP to 2.9%

    Growth remains near 3% mark for third consecutive quarter
    The third and final estimate brought the fourth quarter’s gross domestic product up slightly from previous estimates. While growth dipped slightly in the fourth quarter, overall it has held relatively steady since the second quarter of 2017, with growth rates near 3%.
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  • Monday Morning Cup Of Coffee: Mulvaney's CFPB losing interest in payday lenders?

    Are you surprised?
    Is Mick Mulvaney's CFPB easing up on payday lenders? The agency has dropped its case against one such lender and is mulling over dropping the cases of three more. Also, JPMorgan Chase predicts the turbulent market will calm down heading into the second quarter while S&P Global Ratings notes that falling housing profits over the last four quarters may be a side effect of fewer lenders easing credit standards.
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