The US economy is expected to grow by 6.1% in the first quarter of 2021 and 0.7% in the second quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest Nowcasting Report showed on Friday. 

“News from this week’s data releases decreased the nowcast for 2021:Q1 by 0.2 percentage point and decreased the nowcast for 2021:Q2 by 0.5 percentage points,” the NY Fed explained in its publication. “Negative surprises from personal consumption expenditures, manufacturers’ shipments of durable goods, and housing data drove the decrease in both quarters.”

Market reaction

The US Dollar Index largely ignored this report and was last seen posting small daily losses at 92.74.

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