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From 0.2% to 4.3%: Atlanta Fed GDP Forecast

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05/01/2017C.Jay Engel

The Atlanta Fed's final projected Q1 GDP growth rate was 0.2%. That was down from over 3% earlier in the year. Q1 GDP's actual ("advanced") number ended up being 0.7%, so the 0.2% was pretty close. 

But now, the second quarter has begun and the hilarity begins immediately. The forecast has jumped from the 0.2% to a 4.3% forecast for Q2, in a matter of days. Call it a forecast of hope.

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C.Jay Engel is an entrepreneur who owns several businesses and lives with his wife and four children in northern California. He is an avid reader of the Austro-libertarian literature and a dedicated proponent of private property and sound money. He is the creator and editor of AustroLibertarian.com  and its associated new publication Austro Libertarian Magazine.

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