Fannie Mae Turns Bullish on Construction, Best Levels Since May

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Fannie Mae says consumer spending will continue to support the economy. The company’s Economic Summary for September cites increases in auto and retail sales, real disposable personal income, and real personal consumption expenditures (PCE) as evidence of that strength. In the monthly report, written before release of the very strong census data on August’s residential construction, they also say that the recovery in new single-family construction spending suggests that residential fixed investment may be slightly stronger this quarter than they previously expected. As a result of these two factors, the economists upped their forecast for growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) by one-tenth of a percent in the third quarter but revised their view of nonresidential fixed investment to a…(read more)

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