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Economic Recovery Officially V-Shaped

On 29 October, when the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issues the Q3 2020 GDP report, it likely will show the economy grew at more than 33 percent, based on a string of very positive economic reports since July. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta maintains its GDP “NowCast” which plugs in the latest economic releases contemporaneously to monitor where GDP is trending.   Based on today’s Housing Starts report, yesterday’s Treasury statement, and last week’s strong Retail Trade and Industrial Production, today’s nowcast estimate of Q3 GDP growth is 35.3 percent on an annualized basis. The next update is on 27 October with the Advanced Durable Manufacturing report.  Below shows how the fo...

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