February 18, 2022

US Economic Update – 18 February 2022

Solid start to Q1 activity data; Fed to start lifting rates in March.

Key highlights:

  • Strong January retail and auto sales, and a sharp fall in COVID-19 cases, have boosted Q1 GDP growth prospects.
  • Employment growth remains strong and wage growth robust. Inflation readings also remained elevated in January.
  • We now expect the Fed to lift rates by 125bps over 2022 (previously 100bps) with the first increase in March.
  • We also expect the Fed to start reducing the size of its balance sheet (“QT”) in Q3.

 Find out more in NAB’s US Economic update (February 2022)

Markets Today – Sweet Spot

Markets Today – Sweet Spot

30 November 2023

Bond markets have been supported by some market-friendly data and while Fed speakers were again mixed, it was the more dovish remarks that captured attention.

Markets Today – Sweet Spot
Ana Marinkovic – Making the most of holiday trading

Ana Marinkovic – Making the most of holiday trading

29 November 2023

The holiday season shopping flurry can offer some small businesses the opportunity to prosper… and others a time to take stock for the new year. Both call for careful preparation – particularly in the current environment. NAB Executive Small Business Ana Marinkovic shares her top tips.

Ana Marinkovic – Making the most of holiday trading