Monthly Market Reviews

Vantage Consulting Group regularly issues a Monthly Market Review. You may browse most recent Reviews below.

  • Market Review, December 2014

    After contracting 2.1% during the first quarter, the U.S. economy registered its strongest quarterly growth in 11 years during the third quarter. Third quarter real GDP growth was revised to 5.0% annual rate (a.r.) by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), citing stronger consumer and business...

  • Market Review, May 2012

    The second estimate for U.S. first quarter GDP growth was trimmed to 1.9%, lower than the previous estimate of 2.2% and significantly lower than the fourth quarter’s 2.96% growth rate. The increase in real GDP reflected positive contributions from personal consumer expenditure (PCE), residential...

  • Monthly Review, January 2015

    Fourth quarter GDP growth disappointed with a 2.6% advance estimate compared to economists’ estimates of 3.2%. Personal consumption expenditure, which accounts for about 70% of demand in the U.S. economy, rose 4.3%. Inventories surprised to the upside adding 0.82% to GDP. Exports grew by 2.8%, a...