AtlantaFed’s GDPNow Forecast for Q1 Growth Tumbles

Atlanta Fed/03-01-17

The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2017 is 1.8 percent on March 1, down from 2.5 percent on February 27. The forecast for first-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth fell from 2.8 percent to 2.1 percent after this morning’s personal income and outlays release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

PG View: I wonder if those at the Fed that struck a hawkish tone just yesterday are feeling a little less ‘compelled’ to raise rates . . .

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