The Atlanta Fed GDPNow Forecast model ticked slightly lower today following recent economic reports.
The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2015 is 1.4 percent on September 24, down slightly from 1.5 percent on September 17. The decline occurred on Monday when the model’s forecast for third-quarter real residential investment growth fell in response to the existing home sales release from the National Association of Realtors.
I thought today’s Durable Goods report (see Orders Decline 2%, Led by Transportation; QE Bounce Effect is Over; Recession on the Way?) would have knocked a tick or two off the model forecast, but it was actually existing home sales that did it.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock