Tag Archives: monetary policy

Fed Note

Fed Note: Fed policy remains at the center of investment market focus, but the October meeting wasn’t expected to be a blockbuster one.  It didn’t disappoint, as there were no changes, but did leave December open as a possibility. The FOMC … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note  Well, this FOMC meeting was the big one, or at least had the potential to be.  But, again, investors hoping for higher rates were disappointed—the Fed kept rates as they are for now.  In recent weeks, the probability of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-31-2015 From a domestic standpoint, economic data last week was decent, with durable goods orders stronger than expected, decent housing gains and a sharply-revised second-quarter GDP number.  Much of the economic concerns continued to reside abroad, namely in China. … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Is this the Biggest Threat to the US Economy?

The surge of the US dollar is beginning to be crowned by some as the biggest threat to the economic recovery.  Although the rise is significant, this chart shows that the US Dollar Index is essentially in line with the … Continue reading

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