The June 2017 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published on June 8, 2017. The headline is “Unresolved U.S. Debt Ceiling Casts a Shadow Over Many Forecasters’ Economic Outlooks.”
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” section.
Forecasters in The Wall Street Journal’s monthly survey have raised their assessments of the risk facing the U.S. economy. For the first time since the presidential election, a majority of economists in the survey are concerned the economy could do worse than forecast.
As seen in the “Recession Probability” section, the average response as to the odds of another recession starting within the next 12 months was 15.80%. The individual estimates, of those who responded, ranged from 0% to 33%. For reference, the average response in May’s survey was 15.27%.
As stated in the article, the survey’s respondents were 60 academic, financial and business economists. Not every economist answered every question. The survey occurred on June 2, 2017 to June 6, 2017.
The current average forecasts among economists polled include the following:
full-year 2017: 2.3%
full-year 2018: 2.4%
full-year 2019: 2.0%
December 2017: 4.3%
December 2018: 4.1%
December 2019: 4.3%
10-Year Treasury Yield:
December 2017: 2.66%
December 2018: 3.20%
December 2019: 3.57%
Please Note – The above is excerpted from the EconomicGreenfield.com (published by RevSD, LLC) post of June 9, 2017, titled “The June 2017 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey”
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