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Special Analysis: 2014 Economic and Financial Market Outlook
Get U.S. Bank Chief Economist Keith Hembre's outlook for 2014 and insights on the current economic expansion.
Monthly Review & Outlook
U.S. Bank Chief Economist Keith Hembre provides analysis on the economy, Equity Markets, International Markets and Fixed Income Markets.
- January 2014
The Federal Reserve (Fed) took the first step toward ending its quantitative easing (QE) program at the December 18th Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting given the substantial improvement in employment indicators since the policy was implemented in late 2012.
- December 2013
November unemployment declined to 7%, the level Ben Bernanke stated the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) supports for tapering quantitative easing.
- November 2013
As we approach 2014, the current economic expansion is 4.5 years in duration, roughly the average life of U.S. economic expansions. There is every reason to believe it will continue, as it began at a very depressed level and the economy faces no material capacity constraints.
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