Atlanta Fed's Q3 GDPNow estimate was cut to 3.4%
Atlanta Fed's Q3 GDPNow estimate was cut to 3.4% from 3.8% previously after weak housing data this week and the durables slump: "The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2017 is 3.4 percent on August 25, down from 3.8 percent on August 16. The forecast of third-quarter real GDP growth fell 0.3 percentage points to 3.5 percent after the Federal Reserve Board's industrial production report on August 17 and the forecast of third-quarter real residential investment growth fell from 3.4 percent to -- 0.4 percent following the housing market data releases on August 23 and 24. The forecast of third-quarter real nonresidential equipment investment growth increased from 6.4 percent to 8.1 percent after this morning's durable manufacturing report from the U.S. Census Bureau." The next GDPNow update is Thursday, August 31. for more.