The Road Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities

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The Road Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities. Scott Anderson, Ph.D. Chief Economist Bank of the West California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues San Francisco, CA October 29, 2013. Mediocre Global Expansion- Stronger U.S. & Europe. Worst Over For U.S. Manufacturing. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>The Road Ahead: Challenges and OpportunitiesScott Anderson, Ph.D. Chief Economist Bank of the WestCalifornia and Nevada Credit Union LeaguesSan Francisco, CA October 29, 2013#Mediocre Global Expansion- Stronger U.S. &amp; Europe</p> <p>#Worst Over For U.S. Manufacturing</p> <p>#Job Growth Steady Despite Headwinds</p> <p>#Labor Force Participation Tells A Different Story</p> <p>#Consumer Looking Healthier </p> <p>#Household Wealth At New Highs</p> <p>#Household Debt Service Burden Much Improved</p> <p>#Real incomes In-line with 2.0% Plus Spending Growth</p> <p>#Housing On The Mend </p> <p>#Home Builder Confidence Best Since 2005</p> <p>#Existing and New Home Inventories Remain Tight</p> <p>#Solid Home Price Increases Return </p> <p>#Mortgage Rates Off the Lows Still Supportive </p> <p>#WHEN WILL Fed Take Away The Punch Bowl ? </p> <p>#Markets Move Back Timing of First Fed Rate Hike </p> <p>#Bank Reserves Near $2.4 trillion Mark With QE3 </p> <p>#QE3 Impact on Money Supply Growth Marginal </p> <p>#Government ShutdownSeQUESTRATON </p> <p>#U.S. Growth Stronger in 2014 </p> <p>#Job Growth Cools Across California</p> <p>#</p> <p>#</p> <p>Rick RiceAdvisor, retired credit union CEO</p>


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