Fed Likely to Signal Half-Point Rate Rises Through September

Fed Likely to Signal Half-Point Rate Rises Through September

This post was originally published on this siteTop central bank officials have indicated they won’t slow the pace of rate increases until they see clear proof of an inflation slowdown.

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The Federal Reserve’s Next Act Will Test Market Stability

The Federal Reserve’s Next Act Will Test Market Stability

This post was originally published on this siteNo one can say whether more aggressive tightening of monetary policy will disrupt the financial system’s plumbing and force the central bank to alter course, as it has in the past.

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Nations move to tackle inflation, increasing risk to global economies

Nations move to tackle inflation, increasing risk to global economies

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s increasing risk that the Fed and other central banks that are implementing anti-inflation policies may adjust too slowly to a complex and fast-changing global landscape.

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Why the Federal Reserve Keeps Underestimating Inflation

Why the Federal Reserve Keeps Underestimating Inflation

This post was originally published on this siteA Q&A with Dartmouth economist Andrew Levin about the economic risks the U.S. is facing and why the central bank got it so wrong.

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Who’s Really To Blame for Inflation?

Who’s Really To Blame for Inflation?

This post was originally published on this site  There are many takes on who’s to blame for inflation. It’s the president. It’s the former president. It’s supply chains. It’s Russia. It’s corporations. With inflation now at 8.5 percent, understanding who is at fault matters. And with underlying issues ranging from...

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The Fed Should Be Ready to Backstop the Commodities Market

The Fed Should Be Ready to Backstop the Commodities Market

This post was originally published on this siteA market breakdown could have far-reaching economic consequences. The central bank must be prepared to lend emergency support.

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Annual Inflation Measure Accelerates to 6.4%

Annual Inflation Measure Accelerates to 6.4%

This post was originally published on this siteInflation reached a new 40-year peak in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s preferred gauge, buoyed in part by a surge in oil prices related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine combined with other supply problems and strong U.S. consumer demand.

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Fed prepared to raise interest rates ‘aggressively:’ Powell

Fed prepared to raise interest rates ‘aggressively:’ Powell

This post was originally published on this site The US central bank is prepared to raise interest rates by bigger steps than the quarter-point hike announced last week if that is what’s needed to contain “much too high” inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Monday. Consumer prices in the...

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Mortgage Rates Top 4% for the First Time Since 2019

Mortgage Rates Top 4% for the First Time Since 2019

This post was originally published on this siteRising borrowing costs pose another challenge for would-be homeowners already facing soaring home prices.

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How Brutal Is the Fed Prepared to Be?

How Brutal Is the Fed Prepared to Be?

This post was originally published on this siteIf inflation expectations get out of control, a deliberately  induced recession may be the central bank’s only option.

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