U.S. economic data were sound in February, even as confidence fell amid uncertainty from global trade and political headwinds.
January’s reports painted a picture of a solid economy struggling with global uncertainty.
Stocks slide most since 2011, even amid solid economic data.
Economic trends generally improved in December, even amid some of the most significant financial market volatility of the bull market.
Economic trends generally improved in November, even after strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the last two quarters.
Overall, October’s economic reports reflected solid U.S. economic growth and manageable inflationary pressures.
Overall, economic reports released in September—mostly reflecting economic activity in August—indicated solid U.S. economic growth without significant inflationary pressures, though wage gains bear monitoring.
Overall, economic reports released in August—mostly reflecting economic activity in July—indicated solid U.S. economic growth without significant inflationary pressures, even though evidence grew of some cooling from trade concerns.
Economic reports released in July 2018, largely reflecting economic activity in June, provided evidence of accelerating U.S. economic growth over the second quarter.
“Economic reports released in June 2018, largely reflecting economic activity in May, showed continued solid economic growth in the U.S. and provided evidence of a pickup in growth from seasonally weak first quarter levels.”