Reed spring econ webcast apr 2014_intro charts_part 1

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Economic overview of the economy slides from the Reed Construction Data spring webinar on April 18, 2014

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Reed spring econ webcast apr 2014_intro charts_part 1

  1. 1. A quick look at the economy
  2. 2. Overview of the economy  Economic growth – improving, but should be better  Employment growing, but should be faster  Inflation remains moderate  Washington less of an obstacle, but will wrangling break out again and hinder basic business?  Federal Reserve has started to taper, when do interest rates rise?  SF housing continues to recover from a low level  MF housing largely recovered, but still room to grow  Lenders slowly loosening lending standards
  3. 3. Risks to the economy
  4. 4. Risks to the economy  Spike in interest rates due to Fed unwinding its Quantitative Easing program too fast  Sharp cuts to federal government spending in the near term  European government debt default  The euro  Energy (oil) prices  Russia?

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