April 2015 – Economic Review

April 2015 - Economic Review

U.S. GDP growth for the first quarter was an unimpressive 0.2%. A large component of negative contributions can be traced to a stronger dollar in the first quarter.

The fall in oil prices, which are dollar-denominated, caused significant disruption to oil field activities. While oil production changed little, investment in new wells fell sharply.

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In this issue:

  • U.S. GDP Growth
  • Rail Carloads
  • Electricity Generation and Cost
  • Market Returns as of April 30, 2015