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By Scott McIntyre, CFA
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Economic Commentary

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Fed Goes 75 Once Again With More to Come

This afternoon as expected the FOMC raised the overnight funds rate by 75 basis points, bringing the target range to...

Consumer Spending Slows as Fed Meeting Approaches

Retail sales unexpectedly increased by +0.3% in August, above the median forecast for an unchanged reading. Although this follows a...

Uncomfortably Hot August CPI Report Increases Pressure on Fed

The headline consumer price index rose +0.1% in August, above the expected -0.1% decline and following an unchanged reading in...

The Next Big Risk

The February Russian invasion of Ukraine was one of the more notable market events in 2022 and it was mostly...

Central Banks Unite in Global Inflation Fight

This morning, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde announced a 75 basis point rate hike, boosting the ECB deposit rate...

August Employment Holds Few Surprises

If the Fed were to alter its policy stance, August job growth would have needed to vary significantly from expectations....

Stocks and Bonds Slump on Determined Fed

Fed Chair Powell’s keynote address in Jackson Hole last week may not have broken new ground, but it’s had a...

Tough-Talking Powell Shows Fed Resolve

This morning, Fed Chairman Jay Powell delivered a surprisingly short, pre-prepared keynote address at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium....

Softening Data Brings More Clouds to Jackson Hole

Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell will speak tomorrow morning in a much-anticipated appearance at the Fed’s annual economic symposium in...

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