The first quarter GDP will be negative unless the figure is again manipulated and faked.
I am looking at two charts. One is the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s forecast. During the past 30 days, the Atlanta Fed’s forecast has dropped from 2.3% first quarter growth to 0.3 percent.https://www.frbatlanta.org/cqer/researchcq/gdpnow.cfm
The other chart is the Blue Chip consensus. This is Wall Street’s forecast used to market financial products. It is a sales device and nothing more. This forecast as of March 6 is 2.4 percent.