Download NowProceeding into the second quarter, a review of U.S. economic data suggests continuing growth against a backdrop of increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Economic reports and markets are exhibiting mixed signals as investors search for greater visibility in the months ahead. Fourth quarter U.S. Real GDP Growth was revised down from 3.2% to 2.6%, significantly below third quarter growth of 4.1%. Although somewhat alarming, many economists attributed the falloff in growth to isolated events including a 16-day shutdown of the government in October and an unusually severe winter that impeded December economic activity... download the pdf to read more.
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