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May 1, 2019 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews May 1st Fed Statement along with the 1Q GDP release of the Advance Estimate.
Overall the Fed continues to see the economy on pace with their expectations and will maintain their patient stance in terms of rate movements.
While the GDP growth was higher than expected at 3.2% the individual components shed light on a cautionary note as the consumer section of the
economy has weakened. Inflation continued to be in the moderate zone and expectations of inflation have moved down throughout April. As for rates,
the long end of the curve is expected to remain around its current rate while the short end of the curve has the potential to move down throughout
the next 12 months.
April 23, 2019 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews the performance of the 2018 S&B Top 15th Percentile group.
This group of banks includes institutions that have realized an optimal level of performance throughout 2018 based on the S&B Composite Index.
The S&B Composite Index measures a banks return compared to its risk results in an indication of a bank’s Risk vs. Reward relationship.
The S&B Top 15th group is being released on April 26th.
April 16, 2019 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews inflation data, expectations and the most recent
GDPNow estimate for the 1Q 2019 GDP growth. Overall, inflation remains contained and coming in at or near consensus.
Furthermore, expectations for inflation continues to be subdued. With a little more than a week until the official
release of the 1Q 2019 Advance Estimate, the GDPNow model estimates a growth rate of 2.3% as of April 8th.