Steven Wood Quotes


56 Steven Wood quotes:



"These data are consistent with slightly better pricing power for both importers and exporters, which reflects the improvement in international economic activity, ... However, the gains are sufficiently restrained as to not cause any concerns about broader based measures of inflation."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"These data are consistent with slightly better pricing power for both importers and exporters, which reflects the improvement in international economic activity. However, the gains are sufficiently restrained as to not cause any concerns about broader based measures of inflation."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"Despite the loosening of the labor markets, income gains remain sufficient to support spending at a moderate pace."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Income Quotes
"While this will not force the Fed's hand at this week's meeting, an August tightening remains a real possibility."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Despite some better-than-expected data over the past two weeks, this report is sufficiently gloomy to force the Fed to ease next Tuesday and retain their bias toward further economic weakness."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Slower output and employment growth is dampening real income gains, which in turn is slowing spending. Although the monthly data continue to be quite volatile during this transition period, the underlying trends are unmistakable -- the economy is slowing from its torrid pace."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Although the (Fed) will not be pleased with the sharp decline in productivity growth over the past year, they will view it as a cyclical phenomenon rather than a retreat from the productivity-led expansion of the past 5 years."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Slower output and employment growth is dampening real income gains, which in turn is slowing spending, ... Although the monthly data continue to be quite volatile during this transition period, the underlying trends are unmistakable -- the economy is slowing from its torrid pace."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"The signals in the manufacturing sector have become quite mixed. The diffusion indices suggest a slowing pace of growth while the factory and durable goods reports indicate an acceleration. In the past, when this type of divergence has occurred, the diffusion indices have usually been the better indicator."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"With good productivity growth and low inflation, the [Fed] has room to lower rates even further, if needed."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Weakness in the composite index suggests that economic growth will slow over the next three to six months."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Higher claims suggest slower job gains, which should dampen income growth, consumer spending, and overall economic activity."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Volumes are still strong enough to generate a few new factory jobs amid robust productivity gains, ... Moreover, capital spending appears to be on track for another solid contribution to third quarter GDP."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"Volumes are still strong enough to generate a few new factory jobs amid robust productivity gains. Moreover, capital spending appears to be on track for another solid contribution to third quarter GDP."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"Labor markets are deteriorating rapidly. Layoffs remain at a fast pace, while hiring has all but stopped, ... As economic activity continues to unravel, there are few prospects for a near-term turnaround. The national unemployment rate, now at 4.9 percent, should breach 6 percent before the economy begins to recover."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"Labor markets are deteriorating rapidly. Layoffs remain at a fast pace, while hiring has all but stopped. As economic activity continues to unravel, there are few prospects for a near-term turnaround. The national unemployment rate, now at 4.9 percent, should breach 6 percent before the economy begins to recover."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"Labor markets are very strong and payroll employment should rise by 200,000 or more in February. The Federal Open Market Committee will continue to raise interest rates."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"These data indicate that the deterioration in the labor market has not been halted. Therefore, the slowing in the broad economy has likely not been halted either."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"Labor markets are weak and getting weaker."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"While good gains in productivity are economically favorable, it is not a good situation when this occurs because labor input is declining more rapidly than output."
Author: Wood Quotes Category: Labor Quotes



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