Brian Horrigan, Chief Economist

Chart of the Week: US GDP and the Soybean Factor

By Brian Horrigan, Chief Economist February 22, 2017

Seasonally adjusted, US real GDP rose a strong 3.5% in the third quarter of 2016, but then..

Presidential Power: Are We At Risk for a Trade War?

By Brian Horrigan, Chief Economist November 4, 2016

As do many economists, I have a strong bias for free trade. These are not happy times for those..

FOMC September Decision: Setting Up a Hike

By Brian Horrigan, Chief Economist September 22, 2016

To almost no one’s surprise, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) changed..

Warm Weather Distortions in US Economic Data

By Brian Horrigan, Chief Economist December 22, 2015

November 2015 ranked as the 25th warmest November in the last 121 years. The weather was..

Refrigerator vs. Restaurant: Where Are US Consumers Spending More?

A very interesting detail from April's retail sales report – for the first time in US history,..

US Economy: Cooler than Consensus

The rebound is over, and we can’t just blame the dreadful winter weather. Much recent data have..



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