Macro Briefing: 28 February 2018

UN report: N. Korea ‘providing materials’ for Syria chemical weapons: BBC
Fed Chair Powell hints at more than 3 rate hikes this year: CNBC
Global stocks continue to fall after Powell’s comments: Bloomberg
Can the low jobless rate in US continue to fall? No one knows: NY Times
US durable goods orders fell 3.7% in Jan and biz inv slumped again: MW 
US Trade deficit widens in Jan, hinting at more pressure on Q1 GDP: MW
GDPNow estimate of US Q1 GDP growth drops to 2.6%: Atlanta Fed
Wholesale inventories for Jan rise 0.4% in US: CNBC
US house prices still rising, but signs of softer pace emerging: HousingWire 
Richmond Fed Mfg Index rises to 2nd highest level on record: Bond Buyer
How did low-vol strategies fare in recent market turbulence? Wealth Mgt
Treasury yields rise after Fed chair’s testimony in House: Reuters

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