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Posts by Robin Anderson, Economist, Principal Global Investors

October Jobs Report – Unemployment Rate Drops for the Right Reason (Video)



The October jobs report came out on Friday, November 7, 2014. The report indicated continued job growth but slow wage growth. The U.S. economy added 214,000 jobs in October, slightly less than expected, but the trend remains robust. Here are some of my thoughts on the release and our expectations…

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Will the Real Inflation Hawks Please Stand Up?



The Federal Reserve started buying mortgage-backed securities and Treasurys right after the financial crisis.  After six years and three rounds of quantitative easing (QE), the Fed’s balance sheet has ballooned to US$4.5 trillion dollars. A lot of prominent economists and academics feared this…

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