Economic Update

JP Morgan
By August 19, 2019 19:59

Economic Update

This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors. Growth The first estimate for 2Q19 real GDP growth came in at 2.1%, a little stronger than the consensus expectation of 1.9%. Real government spending and real consumer spending were positive contributors to growth, while a decline in business fixed investment, slower inventory growth and weaker trade detracted. Looking forward to the third quarter, inventory growth should decline further while consumer spending and government spending will likely grow at a more moderate pace and trade numbers should continue to be weak. 

JP Morgan
By August 19, 2019 19:59

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