two hands holding pens pointing at a graph

News & Resources

Smart Advice Insight

Washington Trust Wealth Management Blog

rss

Timely advice & commentary about investing, taxes, financial planning and more.


Matthew S. Blank, CFA®
Matthew S. Blank, CFA®
Matthew S. Blank, CFA® 's Blog

Fall 2018: Perspectives and Planning: Economic Outlook
By Matthew S. Blank, CFA® / October 22, 2018
Despite worries over rising interest rates, a more hawkish Federal Reserve, and continuing trade friction, we are hard pressed to find signs of an imminent economic slowdown in the U.S. GDP advanced at a stellar 4.2% pace in the second quarter, the best quarterly gain since 2014. Eliminating a 1% boost to Q2 GDP from a surge in exports to avoid the imposition of Chinese tariffs, the economy seems likely to keep chugging along at a robust 3% clip in the back half of this year. It appears, the 2018 full year growth may even slightly exceed our projected 2.5% - 3.0% range.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and may not reflect those of Washington Trust Wealth Management. The information in this report has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change at any time without notice. Any person relying upon this information shall be solely responsible for the consequences of such reliance. Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results.

Such information does not constitute legal or professional advice as all situations are unique and are based on individual facts and circumstances.

Subscribe to Our eNewsletter
Loading

Washington Trust is a registered trademark, and the "W" logo and Washington Trust Wealth Management are trademarks of The Washington Trust Company.
Weston Financial and Halsey Associates are subsidiaries of The Washington Trust Company.

Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value | Not a Deposit | Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency