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Provided by the Investment Professionals of Frost Investment Advisors | May 02 , 2022

Watching Core Indicators

Real GDP Contracts in Q1

Gross domestic product for the United States posted its first negative print since the second quarter of 2020. Coming in at negative 1.4% annualized, this was a big miss relative to analysts’ expectations of an increase of 1.1%. Looking closely at the numbers, the contraction was a result of a drawdown in inventories, continued strong demand for imported goods and lack of demand for exports. Consumption, a good indicator of economic health, maintained its strength.

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