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Inflation Falls Below Expectation

On Thursday, October 11th, the U.S. Labor Department came out with the consumer-price index(CPI) report showing a 0.1% rise CPI for the month of September. This figure fell below the consensus estimate of 0.2% and marks the second consecutive month … Continue reading

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The Stock Market Drop

Wednesday and Thursday marketed an extremely turbulent time in the U.S. equities markets as prices dropped across the board. Despite a slight rebound on Friday, at the week’s close, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq posted losses … Continue reading

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Jerome Powell Maintains Optimistic Outlook

During an address to business economists in Boston on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated projections for sustained economic growth while maintaining a low unemployment rate and hitting an inflation target of approximately 2% without far exceeding it. Powell … Continue reading

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Boston Fed Published Research Regarding Monetary Policy Framework

There are beliefs among market participants that the Fed is applying early 2000 thinking to its current policy approach. As the role of the Fed becomes increasingly intertwined with the economy compared to decades ago, with an unprecedented large balance … Continue reading

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Brightens

U.S. consumer sentiment, published by University of Michigan survey every month, is at 100.8 – one of the highest number recorded in recent years, representative of a 6.0% year over year change. An index number of 100 represents the conditions … Continue reading

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Inflation Worries as December Rate Hike Approaches

The Federal Reserve plans to stay on track to increase short-term interest rates however, inflation remains persistently weak. The last rate increase occurred in June from 1% to 1.25%. Inflation is expected to remain below the 2% annual target which … Continue reading

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Muted Growth in the DOW and S&P

Both the DOW and the S&P have managed to report gains for the second consecutive week, but just barely. There has been a lack of corporate news as analysts and investors prepare for the start of the third quarter earnings … Continue reading

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