Daily Archives: September 19, 2023

US Median Q3 GDP Nowcast Rises Above 3%

The government’s third quarter economic report appears to be on track to report that US output accelerated to 3%-plus, based on the median estimate via several sources compiled by CapitalSpectator.com. Although some forecasters are still warning that a recession is lurking down the road, the latest numbers strongly suggest that it won’t start in Q3.

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Macro Briefing: 19 September 2023

* US national debt tops $33 trillion for first time, but…
* Federal debt as % of economy has fallen from pandemic high
* Rising oil prices threaten soft-landing scenario for Fed policy
* Central banks should keep interest rates high until inflation tamed, says OECD
* OECD lifts global economic outlook for 2023 but cuts next year’s growth forecast
* Obscure corners of energy world benefit from West’s sanctions on Russian gas
* US homebuilder confidence falls below neutral 50 mark in September:

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