GDP To Grow Again In The Third Quarter?

The Atlanta Fed's GDPNow nowcast has jumped up to a respectable 2.5% for the 3rd quarter.

The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2022 is 2.5 percent on August 10, up from 1.4 percent on August 4. After recent releases from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census Bureau, the nowcast of third-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth, third-quarter real gross private domestic investment growth, and third-quarter real government spending growth increased from 1.8 percent to 2.7 percent, -0.3 percent to 0.2 percent, and 1.4 percent to 1.7 percent, respectively, while the nowcast of the contribution of the change in real net exports to third-quarter real GDP growth decreased from 0.35 percentage points to 0.30 percentage points.

While economic growth is usually good news, strong growth is the exact opposite of what the Fed is wanting until inflation comes down. Pressure is being added for another large rate hike in September.