Economics

Economic Report: Diverging Data

Since the presidential election, there has been a growing divide between the so-called “soft” and “hard” economic data.

Robert Spendlove May 19, 2017

Since the presidential election, there has been a growing divide between the so-called “soft” and “hard” economic data. While consumer and business sentiment, along with the stock market, have boomed, economic fundamentals – such as GDP and wage growth, have remained tepid. As this divergence continues, it has many economists and market participants questioning the rationality of this optimism. Watch this month’s Economic Video Update with Robert Spendlove, Economic and Public Policy Officer for Zions Bank, to get his insights into this trend and what he sees going forward.


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