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Adjusting to a New Reality: Higher, Potentially Positive, Real Fed Funds



The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) moved higher with the November print from 1.91% year-over-year to 2.02% year-over-year, jumping 0.11% in one month. For reference, core inflation is most often calculated by taking the CPI and excluding certain items from the index, usually energy and food…

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Pulse Check: Is the Economy Ready for a Fed Rate Hike?



After seven years holding Fed Funds close to zero, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is set to raise rates next week. With so much consternation over events of the past year, the market hasn’t really focused yet on what’s on the horizon for markets in the New Year and beyond. Before laying out my…

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