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September Economic Update

September 8, 2017
David Lundgren, CFA®
David Lundgren, CFA®

Welcome to the Hancock and Whitney Bank Economic Update. The Investments team provides monthly updates as an informational resource for clients and individuals who are interested in hearing our perspectives on current economic issues.

 September Economic Update 

Here's what we cover on this month's call:

  • Hurricane Harvey took a devastating toll on Texas and Southwest Louisiana, and our thoughts are with those affected. David Lundgren kicks off the call by talking about Hurricane Harvey and the economic effect that it had on the areas affected and throughout the country.
  • The second quarter GDP increased in a revised report, up from 2.6% to 3.0% -- much higher than expected. In the beginning of the third quarter, things are looking promising. John Portwood gives his thoughts the remainder of the third quarter and how we may look going into the fourth quarter.
  • Tax reform has the potential to boost growth through a fiscal package that provides relief for corporations and individuals. Richard Chauvin gives an update on meaningful tax reform and its effect on the growth of the economy.
  • The markets have mostly been subdued, with interest rates holding well. Jeff Tanguis gives us an insight on the bond market and if there is a need for fear or concern about the future.
  • The S&P 500 has remained flat and small cap stocks were only down slightly. Steve Solomon gives his thoughts on the stock market and where he sees things going from here.


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