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While the economy has avoided a Depression-level recession, there is still much work to be done to reach pre-COVID levels, with some economists estimating this could take as long as two years.
While the health-related effects of COVID-19 were still playing out in the second quarter, stock prices staged one of the most impressive rallies on record as investors attempted to discount the magnitude and timing of an economic recovery
Without question, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has quickly wreaked havoc on a US economy that had been in the midst of its longest expansion on record.
The US economy is in the midst of the longest expansion on record at 126 months, and at this point in the cycle the slowing growth that has been experienced should be expected.
While growth has moderated somewhat in 2019, the current US economic expansion is now the longest in history.
The global economic environment has continued to soften, as economists point to protectionist trade policies and uncertainties about the outcome and impact of Brexit
Equity markets did an about-face during the quarter, generating the largest quarterly advance since the third quarter of 2009
Questions about the future health of the economy, the FOMC’s decision to raise short-term interest rates at its September meeting and slowing earnings growth were a few of the drivers impacting markets during the quarter.
The US economy has experienced a late-cycle acceleration, and if growth remains positive through July 2019, it will become the longest expansion in history.
The US economy remains strong, and although the current expansion is now the second longest in history, the consensus among economists is that the prospects for further growth are solid.
The global economic environment continues to benefit from a rebound in demand and generally accommodative monetary policies
The consensus among economists is that the recently passed tax reform package is likely to provide a significant short- to intermediate-term boost to the economy
Despite bitter divisions in Washington, flashpoints in North Korea and Iran, and a devastating hurricane season, the US economy continues to churn ahead
The US economic expansion is now eight years old, and is the third-longest on record, trailing only the expansions of the 1960s and 1990s.
We are honored to be able to report that St. Clair Advisors has earned a spot on the distinguished Weatherhead 100 Upstart list for 2016.
In recent quarters, the U.S. economy has proven to be a stable, steady grower, and according to most economists, few dark clouds are on the horizon.
Had we told our clients last January we were certain that oil prices would double by year end, citizens of the United Kingdom would vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump would be elected president they would likely have questioned our sanity and told us to raise cash in their portfolios!