Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Updated on Saturday, February 6, 2021

U.S. Economic Outlook. First quarter 2021

Economic recovery stalling after holiday surge in Covid-19 cases. Vaccine rollout falling short of expectations. High frequency indicators confirm need of further stimulus. Risks of widening inequality from long-term pandemic scarring.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Additional fiscal stimulus would present upside to the economic outlook.
  • Unified government improves chances for Biden’s agenda.
  • Inflation outlook tilting to upside.
  • Interest rates to remain at ELB despite optimism.
  • Structural trends point to continuation of lower-for-longer for long-term yields.

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