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What can inventories tell us about the U.S. economy?

While an upside revision for US Q3 GDP is expected this week, most of the revision will be due to an unwelcome hike to inventories and only postpones the inevitable drag to coming quarters. While not entirely unexpected, the strength of the U.S. dollar has sunk demand for U.S. goods and hurt our competitive position, resulting in reduced exports and ongoing production cutbacks.

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