Keybridge’s Wescott Signals Potential Rebound in Capital Spending

Keybridge’s Wescott Signals Potential Rebound in Capital Spending

April 15, 2014

With capacity utilization at 78.8%, Keybridge’s founder, Dr. Robert F. Wescott, told the Wall Street Journal that U.S. businesses are “within spitting distance of a significant threshold” that could trigger increased capital spending this year.

Links: WSJ

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation and Keybridge Unveil New Outlook for U.S. Economy and Equipment Investment

Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation and Keybridge Unveil New Outlook for U.S. Economy and Equipment Investment

April 2, 2014

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation and Keybridge published the latest installment of the quarterly “Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.”  Keybridge upwardly revised its prediction to 4.2% growth for equipment and software investment in 2014, with construction machinery, trucking, and industrial equipment leading the way.  The new report features a more detailed breakdown of equipment and software investment, including custom leading indicators for 12 industry verticals.

Links: Global Newswire, Promarket NewsEquipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

Keybridge’s Wescott Explains How the U.S. Natural Gas Boom is Helping Industrial Competitiveness

Keybridge’s Wescott Explains How the U.S. Natural Gas Boom is Helping Industrial Competitiveness

March 25, 2014

In an interview that appeared on March 25, 2014 in Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s leading financial newspaper, Dr. Robert Wescott describes how gains in domestic productivity and cheap natural gas is helping to improve American industrial competitiveness.  Wescott notes that although the process is just beginning, there is some “re-shoring” of manufacturing activity from China back to the United States.  He describes moves by companies, such as General Electric, Lenovo, and Google.  He also describes the contributions of increased domestic production of oil is making to the U.S. trade balance.  Compared with 2008, he explains that the U.S. current account deficit is about 0.8 percent of GDP smaller because of the surge in domestic oil production.

Links: Il Sole 24 Ore

Keybridge’s Karson Presents Outlook at ELFA Executive Roundtable

Keybridge’s Karson Presents Outlook at ELFA Executive Roundtable

March 12, 2014

Keybridge Senior Director, Adam Karson, presented the latest outlook for the U.S. economy and equipment sector.  He emphasized a number of positive trends that should propel growth to more than 3.0% for the first time since 2006.  Additionally, multiple equipment verticals are showing positive trends, including construction machinery, industrial equipment, and transportation equipment.

Links: ELFA

Keybridge’s Karson Featured in Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine

Keybridge’s Karson Featured in Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine

February 1, 2014

Keybridge Senior Director, Adam Karson, was featured in the January/February edition Equipment Leasing & Finance Magazine.  Mr. Karson will be presenting Keybridge’s outlook for the U.S. economy and equipment leasing and finance industry at ELFA’s Executive Roundtable on March 10 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

LinksELFA MagazineJan/Feb Issue

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