Quarterly Outlooks Page

Vantage Consulting Group often issues an Economic Outlook and Quarterly Review. You may browse most recent Outlooks below.

  • Outlook and Market Review - Fourth Quarter 2005
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    Summary:

    The advanced estimate of 1.1% real GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2005 came as a big surprise to analysts who expected real growth to be about 2.8%. For the year, GDP growth was 3.5%, continuing a solid annual growth pattern for the third year in a row. Inflation driven by higher fuel...

  • Outlook and Market Review - Third Quarter 2005
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    Summary:

    The Commerce Department announced a third quarter real GDP growth rate of 3.8%, which is slightly ahead of expectations. Third quarter growth makes the real GDP growth on a year-to-date basis a healthy 3.6%. The economy remains resilient to unexpected shocks in oil prices, weather damage, and...

  • Outlook and Market Review - Second Quarter 2005
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    Summary:

    The economy grew 3.4% in real terms during the second quarter of 2005 following a revised first quarter growth rate of 3.8%. Second quarter growth was in line with the first quarter’s Outlook expectation of 3.25% to 3.5%, but it generally came in higher than most analysts expected. Significant...

  • Outlook and Market Review - First Quarter 2005
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    Summary:

    The economy grew at a less than expected 3.1% rate in the first quarter of 2005 following a 3.8% GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2004. The economy softened late in the fist quarter, largely due to higher energy prices and slumping consumer confidence. Inflation measures were higher than...

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