On what should we base a 2019 forecast? Start with what makes up almost 70% of our economy: the U.S. consumer.
Analysis: Expect More of the Same From the Economy
With tax reform enacted, so far GDP has only grown at 2.3% annual rate in the first quarter of 2018, slightly down from the end of 2017. We were hoping for a boost in growth, but so far that hasn't happened. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.