Giving Thanks, Double Dip Unlikely – Wesbury’s Outlook

By |2020-11-17T16:55:30-05:00November 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Give Thanks! The US economy continues to heal. Payrolls keep growing, unemployment claims - though still elevated - are shrinking, key measures of the manufacturing and service sectors remain well into positive territory, and, as this week should show, both retail sales and industrial production remain on an upward trajectory. While some investors are concerned [...]

No Wave is Good News For Stocks- Wesbury’s Outlook

By |2020-11-09T19:27:38-05:00November 9th, 2020|Economist, Fear, Financial, Media, Outlook, Policy|

While the election is still not certified, and court battles will drag on, it appears that we can draw two firm conclusions from the 2020 election. First, the pollsters were horribly wrong again. Secondly, American voters do not want a radical shift in economic policy. While Vice President Biden declared victory based on statistical evidence [...]

GDP Soars in Third Quarter – Wesbury’s Outlook

By |2020-10-20T14:09:38-04:00October 20th, 2020|Economist, Financial, Media, Outlook, Policy, Spending, Trade, Uncategorized|

There is nothing normal about the 2020 recession. Massive nationwide shutdowns of "non-essential" businesses caused real GDP to drop at a 31.4% annual rate in the second quarter, the biggest drop since the 1930s. However, as we expected, a V-shaped recovery is being traced out. On October 29th, in ten days, we expect a report [...]

The Long Slog Recovery-Wesbury’s Outlook

By |2020-09-21T15:45:41-04:00September 21st, 2020|Economist, Uncategorized|

The second quarter of 2020 was the mother of all economic contractions. Real GDP shrank at a 31.7% annual rate, the largest drop for any quarter since the Great Depression. However, based on the economic reports we've seen so far, it looks like the third quarter will be the mother of all economic rebounds. Even [...]

Biden’s Tax Hike Agenda – Wesbury’s Outlook

By |2020-08-17T14:23:53-04:00August 17th, 2020|Economist, Financial, Media, Outlook, Policy|

Election Day is eleven weeks from tomorrow. In political time, this is an eternity. However, with the White House, about one-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives on the ballot, this election is significant. Particularly because the two presidential candidates have such stark differences in policy perspectives, especially with respect to taxes. [...]

Don’t Play GDP Politics – Wesbury’s Outlook

By |2020-08-04T11:02:57-04:00August 4th, 2020|Debt, Economist, Financial, Governments, Media, Outlook|

These days, pretty much everything is hyper-political, including death rates from disease, wearing masks, opening schools, whether some demonstrations are "mostly peaceful" or "violent," and now GDP. Late last week, plenty of headlines blared that real GDP declined 32.9% in the second quarter, suggesting that our country's output of goods and services was roughly 1/3 [...]

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