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January 14, 2019

Read: Viewpoint January 2019 - A Stephens Inc. Economic and Financial Commentary

It seems we are living in a world of dizzying cacophony: daily Trump tweets, divisive political rhetoric, shifting statements from the Federal Reserve, “fake” news, an aggressive media. This dissonance can eclipse real economic signals.

In his excellent book, The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver describes the difficulty in discerning authentic conditions because reality can be obscured by noise in economic and political data.

This issue of Viewpoint will mute the outside noise, focus on current economic conditions and provide a forecast of key economic indicators for 2019.

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