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Month: July 2021

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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • July 30, 2021
  • Chuck Osborne

That’s a Two-Point Deduction

It isn’t just Simone Biles who feels the pressure of unrealistic expectations lately: Second-quarter GDP reported on Thursday this week. The expectation was for 8.5 percent, which had already come down from more than 9 percent; yet the economy actually grew at 6.5 percent according to the first reading of GDP. That is a full two-point deduction, which is a little more than simply “not sticking the landing” – this is a huge disappointment. Or is it?