vrijdag 27 juli 2012

U.S. Second Quarter GDP Growth Slows Down

Today the second quarter GDP numbers came out. Real GDP growth slowed down to 1.5% from 2% in the first quarter (Chart 1).

Chart 1: U.S. GDP Growth
This is a significant drop in GDP growth and is conform with the slowdown in the U.S. PMI of which I talked here. As the U.S. PMI went below 50 for the month of June 2012, we can expect a further contraction in GDP growth in the months ahead of us.  This bad news increases the odds of further quantitative easing from the federal reserve to prevent an entire collapse in GDP as we saw in 2008.

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