Nuveen does not expect recession in 2020
Research - DECEMBER 30, 2019

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Nuveen does not expect recession in 2020

by Andrea Zander

In 2020, the U.S. economy will enter its 11th year of expansion, the longest expansion since 1854, predicts Nuveen Real Estate in its recently published 2020 Outlook. 

The U.S. economy grew at average annualized rate of 2.4 percent during three quarters of 2019. The firm expects U.S. economic growth to slow to around 2 percent to 2.3 percent in 2019 as the fiscal stimulus effect fades and as trade wars weighs on growth. However, Nuveen does not expect a recession in 2020. The New York Federal Reserve predicts a 34.8 percent chance of a recession within the next 12 months.

Due to slowing economic growth, the Federal Reserve Open Market (FOMC) cut the federal funds rates for the third consecutive time during the October 2019 meeting. The federal funds rate currently stands at 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. It is likely the FOMC will hold rates steady in

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