Economic Reconnaissance

A Solid Finish: The government shut down has also stopped the flow of data from Washington that economists rely upon for analysis and forecasting, but that hasn’t stopped Dr. Brian Wesbury from offering his best estimate of fourth quarter 2018 GDP growth.  Check out his one page summary of why he sees solid growth to finish 2018.

Not So Heavy Metal: There are few materials as vital to our economy as steel.  Directly or indirectly, the economics of steel affect all of us.  ITR Economics’ Dr. Alan Beaulieu offers a short recap of what’s happening to Steel Supply, Demand and Prices.    While you’re on the ITR Site, check out why you should keep your eyes on China.