Category Archives: Inflation

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged in November, December Hike on the Table

As expected by the entire market, the Federal Reserve chose to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming presidential election next Tuesday. The benchmark federal funds rate still sits at a target range of 0.25%-0.5% after the … Continue reading

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Inflation Fuels Bond Selloff

Developed country bond prices tumbled this past Thursday amid newfound worries over inflation rattling global markets. Yields skyrocketed across the globe to levels not seen since the Brexit vote. U.S 10 year treasuries surged to 1.843% Thursday, the highest the … Continue reading

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Atlanta Fed Cuts Forecasts for U.S Third-Quarter GDP

The Atlanta Fed has trimmed its growth rate projections following the latest data on inventories, trade and consumer spending this week. The have listed on their website an annualized 2.4% growth rate for the U.S economy in the third quarter. … Continue reading

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Yuan/Renminbi Enters Elite Group of Currencies in the IMF

Yuan now becomes a global player in trade and finance with the inclusion of their currency in the International Monetary Fund. The IMF will now use the Yuan along with the Dollar, the Yen, and the Pound to officially lend … Continue reading

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U.S. Consumer Prices Rose in August

On Friday, the Labor Department reported its consumer-price index increased 0.2% in August from the prior month. Core prices, which strip out food and energy costs, rose 0.3%, the biggest increase since February.  The median estimate of economists was for … Continue reading

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