Advance 1Q2012 GDP: Economy Soft but Consumer Remains at Trough

Written by Steven Hansen and Doug Short The advance estimate of first quarter 2012 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 2.2% 3Q2011 GDP was 1.8% 4Q2012 GDP was 3.0% Annual GDP growth for 2011 was 1.7% (calendar year 2011 over calendar year 2010) The market expected 1st estimate 1Q2012 GDP at 2.5% to 2.6%. As …

4Q2011 GDP Unchanged, Has Headwinds Going Forward

Written by Steven Hansen and Doug Short The third estimate of fourth quarter 2011 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 3.0% 3Q2011 GDP was 1.8% The advance estimate of 4Q2011 GDP was 2.8% The second estimate of 4Q2011 GDP was 3.0% The market expected 3rd estimate 4Q2011 GDP at 3.0%. Annual GDP growth for 2011 …

Second Estimate 4Q2011 GDP: Upward Revision to 3.0%

Written by Steven Hansen and Doug Short The second estimate of fourth quarter 2011 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 3.0% 3Q2011 GDP was 1.8% The advance estimate of 4Q2011 GDP was 2.8% The market expected 4Q2011 GDP at 2.8%. Annual GDP growth for 2011 is 1.7% (calendar year 2011 over calendar year 2010) For …

Advance 4Q2011 GDP at 2.8% Is Weaker Than It Seems

by Steven Hansen and Doug Short The advance estimate of fourth quarter 2011 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 2.8% 3Q2011 GDP was 1.8% 2011 Real GDP (the increase of 2011 over 2010) is 1.7% The market expected 4Q2011 GDP at 3.2%. This is the advance estimate of GDP which is based on incomplete data.  …

3Q2011 GDP Third Estimate Drops Real GDP from 2.0% to 1.8%

by Steven Hansen and Doug Short The third estimate of third quarter 2011 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 1.8% 2Q2011 GDP was 1.3% the advance 3Q2011 estimate was 2.5% the second 3Q2011 estimate was 2.0% The market expected 2.0%. This is the third estimate, which is based on more complete data. This third estimate …