March 2016 Economic & Financial Speedometers

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Indicators are Forward-Looking Three to Six Months

March 2016 Economic Speedometers

Speedometer color indicates the magnitude of the impact on economic financial markets. The arrow signifies the directional change in indicator. Two arrows indicate a change from the previous month. One arrow indicates that no change occurred.


  • Overall, indicators continue to suggest steady improvement ahead in the U.S. economy.
  • Better consumer fundamentals should continue to support consumption.
  • China hard landing fears, the commodities slump, and Fed tightening are all well weighing on sentiment and risk appetites.
  • Uncertainty over the U.S. presidential election is likely to weigh on markets.
  • With slowing global GDP growth, rising wages in the U.S. and prospects for the dollar to remain stron, profit growth is expected to be challenged in coming months.
Source: City National Rochdale. As of March 2016.
Please note.City National Rochdale is not affiliated with BH Wealth or First Allied Securities.

Written by Jaimie Blackman

Jaimie Blackman

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