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Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey March 2014 – Notable Aspects

The March Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published on March 13, 2014.  The headline is “Economists See China Slowdown as Biggest Threat to U.S. Recovery.”

I found numerous items to be notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – both within the article and in the Economist Q&A.

Two excerpts I found notable:

When asked what overseas force has the greatest potential to slow U.S. growth, 27 of the 49 economists—not all of whom answered every question asked—cited China’s weakening economy. Only eight pointed to the Ukraine standoff and six thought the biggest risk could be a new crisis in the Middle East. The survey was conducted March 7-11 as the crisis in Crimea unfolded.


With the outlook holding steady, forecasters continue to think faster growth rather than recession is the more likely surprise for 2014. On average, respondents give a 38% chance that real GDP will grow above 3% this year and only 12% odds of another recession starting.

The current average forecasts among economists polled include the following:


full-year 2014:  2.7%

full-year 2015:  3.0%

full-year 2016:  2.9%

Unemployment Rate:

December 2014: 6.2%

December 2015: 5.7%

December 2016: 5.5%

10-Year Treasury Yield:

December 2014: 3.39%

December 2015: 3.92%

December 2016: 4.31%


Please Note – The above is excerpted from the EconomicGreenfield.com (published by StratX, LLC) post of March 14, 2014, titled “The March 2014 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey


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