Federal Reserve

01MAR 2017

Economics

Focus turns to the Fed after few policy clues from Trump

Trump’s address to Congress was light on detail but his job creation plans pose inflationary risk, and Fed officials are already taking a more hawkish tone.

FEBRUARY

03FEB 2017

Economics

US payrolls top forecasts but wage growth disappoints

We expect the Federal Reserve to refrain from raising rates until June as wage growth remains subdued.

2016

DECEMBER

12DEC 2016

Markets

Outlook 2017: Multi-asset

After several years of a persistently low growth environment, a renewed focus on fiscal policy in 2017 could revive hopes of stronger economic expansion.

05DEC 2016

Economics

TalkingEconomics: Global forecast update - growth and risks rise under Trump

We have upgraded global growth for the first time in nearly two years. Better near-term activity plus a more favourable outlook for the US, UK and emerging markets are behind the move.

02DEC 2016

Economics

Employment report seals December rate rise in the US

The Fed looks poised to raise interest rates as the US approaches full employment.

SEPTEMBER

22SEP 2016

Economics

Fed stays on hold but sets up December hike

A US rate increase looks likely in December, barring an election shock

AUGUST

05AUG 2016

Economics

US jobs: another positive payrolls surprise

A strong employment report keeps the door open for an interest rate rise in December.

MAY

06MAY 2016

Economics

Schroders Quickview: US Jobs growth eases and wages pick up

A slowdown in jobs growth belies some encouraging underlying trends.

APRIL

28APR 2016

Markets

Schroders Quickview: Fed keeps rates on hold, but for how much longer?

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) kept interest rates unchanged between 0.25% and 0.5% for the fourth consecutive month, but how much longer can the Fed hold off raising rates?

28APR 2016

Economics

Is the US economy heading for recession?

Ahead of the release of US first quarter GDP growth, we examine whether the weak growth that is widely expected is a signal of an impending recession or whether it is a mere seasonal blip.