Markets and Economic Update for August

David Lundgren, CFA, August 9, 2018

Welcome to the Markets and Economic Update, provided monthly by the Hancock Whitney Investments team as an informational resource for clients and individuals who are interested in hearing our perspectives on current economic issues. 

   

Markets and Economic Update for August 

  • Good news! 2nd quarter GDP was at an almost four-year high as inflation-adjusted results saw the economy grow at a 4.1% rate. David Lundgren discusses the U.S. economy and shares his thoughts as to whether this solid economic growth continues for the remainder of 2018. 
  • The Fed is currently in a good spot, as Jeffrey Tanguis discusses how long-term inflation expectations have not budged and what actions the Fed will likely take going forward. He also addresses whether the strong economic growth being experienced in the U.S. is impacting longer-term bond yields here in the U.S. as well as overseas.  
  • Greg Hodlewsky reviews the most recent improved results for U.S. stocks.  He also discusses the positive second quarter corporate earnings reports and what impact they are having on stocks currently and going forward.

 

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