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Published on Friday, December 6, 2019 | Updated on Monday, December 16, 2019

U.S. Macroeconomic Pulse. December 2019

Baseline assumes growth of 2.3% in 2019 and 1.8% in 2020. Model-based recession projections suggest probability around 50% over the next 24-months. Moderate job growth and steady unemployment for foreseeable future. Inflation close to 2%, but downside risks remain.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Fed likely to pause indefinitely as committee evaluates the impact of increased accommodation and monitors risks
  • Yield curve steepening with improvement in term premium and Fed fine-tuning
  • Oil price outlook underpinned by weak demand growth in a well-supplied market

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  • USA

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