The US fourth quarter final reading of the Annualized GDP rose cheerfully to 3.1%; better than the predicted 3.0% and the prior growth rate of 2.8% while the GDP Price Index consolidated in line to prior and expected reading at 0.4%.

As for the Personal Consumption for the same period, it plummeted to 4.0%; worse than the forecasted and the prior reading of 4.1%, whereas the Core PCE declined to 0.04%; worse than the prior and predicted reading of 0.5%.