15 Total Quotes

Kevin Logan Quotes

The Fed can look right through this and see that the underlying strength of the economy is greater than the number suggests.
Kevin Logan
#Economy

The economy continues to grow at a good pace but without much inflation.
Kevin Logan
#Economy

Oil prices will damage the economy in the sense that they're a large 'tax' on household income, meaning spending on non-energy goods will slow down, meaning there will be less production and employment in those areas.
Kevin Logan
#Economy

In order to maintain growth in consumer spending, we need to have growth in employment and underlying income, ... Without that, we'll see a slowdown in consumption -- which is what I expect to happen.
Kevin Logan
#Growth

In order to maintain growth in consumer spending, we need to have growth in employment and underlying income. Without that, we'll see a slowdown in consumption -- which is what I expect to happen.
Kevin Logan
#Growth

Contrary to what people in the market are saying, inflation is not a problem to the Fed, ... because an economic slowdown is invariably followed by a rise in inflationary pressures.
Kevin Logan
#Inflation

Businesses are replacing computers, but they're not expanding -- they're improving what they already do. It may even let them get by with fewer workers.
Kevin Logan
#Computers

This is more of a contemporaneous indicator -- if business picks up and firms find they need to stock more inventory, we will see lending pick up,
Kevin Logan
#Business

The real story here is the (slower) growth of consumption in the quarter.
Kevin Logan
#Growth

Debt is not in itself going to be a cause of contraction in consumer spending, but it could exacerbate any negative change that does occur.
Kevin Logan
#Debt

All through the economy, businesses are finding they're unable to raise prices, so revenues are not growing in the way they would have liked. Without revenue growth, they're not going to grow profits. The only way to grow profits then is to cut costs, and the only way to do that is to not hire workers.
Kevin Logan
#Economy

This is more of a contemporaneous indicator -- if business picks up and firms find they need to stock more inventory, we will see lending pick up.
Kevin Logan
#Business

The uptrend seen for the past year or so in housing seems to be intact.
Kevin Logan
#Past

The only reason we wouldn't be able to make it (to the benefit concert) is if Pete got listed and we needed to leave. As soon as they list him then we need to get him down immediately.
Kevin Logan
#Reason

What is important for the Fed is whether they can look at this and seen any inflation pressures emerging, and on that score it doesn't seem to be the case.
Kevin Logan
#Inflation