A bit of good news, bad news. Bad news…Q1 GDP was revised lower from 3.2% to 3.1%. Good news…consensus expectations were targeting a revision down to 3.0%. The fear was that the current US administration’s escalation of trade war and tariffs would hit the economy harder than it did but the US consumer came in to save the day. Consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of the economy, grew 1.3%, topping projections for an unrevised 1.2% though still the slowest in a year.
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