Tim Drayson

Head of Economics

Tim believes nothing good ever happens after midnight which is why he is rarely spotted out late. When not crunching economic data, he can be found studying the weather forecast, analysing his cycling statistics or looking anxious on three-foot putts.

Posts by Tim Drayson

Economics

US thrift – saving grace?

US households have apparently been saving far more than we realised. Could this affect how much longer the economic cycle lasts?

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Trump's trade tantrum: Can the US win?

Escalating trade tensions pose the biggest near-term risk to global growth. At what point should investors really worry?

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Without ARMs, does the US economy have legs?

The US might be less sensitive to interest rate increases than commonly thought.

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Where are the inflation hawks?

US core inflation is on the verge of returning to target, but there are widespread expectations that it will stabilise there over the next few years. How confident should investors be in this outlook?

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Trillion dollar binge

'Goldilocks' is giving way to stronger US growth and potential inflation concerns, with Congress fanning the overheating economy with even more fiscal stimulus. This is likely to prove a textbook example of a political business cycle.

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NAFTA la vista, baby

US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from NAFTA. Is the US protectionist pivot promised during the election campaign finally arriving?

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Fool in the shower

Congress has passed a surprisingly powerful fiscal stimulus which markets appear to be underestimating. Strong growth might be cheered initially, but given that the US economy is already operating at full capacity, it risks overheating.

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