The Weekly Bottom Line

by Sergio Mariaca on Apr 18, 2019 6:01:00 PM |Share:

Here is what happened in the Capital Markets this week.

The Weekly Bottom Line (please click link to open)

The Weekly Bottom Line, courtesy of TD Economics, includes a review of market performances, recent key economic indicators, a calendar of upcoming key economic releases, and other relevant data. The highlights from this week’s report include: 

·         Spring is coming to the U.S. economy after a tough winter. An impressive bounce back in retail sales in March indicates that consumer spending will bounce back in the second quarter after a disappointing start.

·         First quarter GDP growth is released next week, and it is likely going to be messy. A strong headline is likely to belie weakness domestically, while the reverse is likely to be the case in Q2.

·         Overall growth in the first half of the year is tracking close to our March forecast, the quarterly pattern is somewhat reversed. The overall story that the economy has slowed from its 2018 pace, but remains above trend, remains intact.


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