Imagine my absence of shock.
– GDP Shocker: Atlanta Fed Sees Q3 Growth At A Laughable 1% (ZeroHedge, Aug 6, 2015):
The Atlanta Fed’s Q1 and Q2 GDP forecasts were virtually spot on with what the BEA ultimately reported. Which is why if its accuracy persists, not only the Fed, but Wall Street strategists suddenly have a very big headache on their hands. Moments ago, the Atlanta Fed just released its much anticipated first estimate for Q3 GDP. It was a doozy, at just 1.0%, or more than 2% below the consensus sellside estimate.