The economy has been growing slowly but steadily this cycle. In fact, we are in one of the longest recovery cycles in history. However, there are some concerns lurking ahead that could detour future growth. According to Mario O. Moreno, senior economist at Drewry, his biggest concerns for the economy are shifts in monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and a potential trade war. Moreno spoke at the Pulse of the Ports conference, predicting 2.8% economic growth this year; however, during the closing roundtable discussion he revealed that these two events that are giving him pause.