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Short and Sharp – The Federal Reserve and a tale of two markets



Markets weren’t surprised. The Federal Reserve (Fed) had clearly telegraphed their decision to raise policy rates last week. But what was less expected was the Fed’s signal about future policy: another rate hike is likely this year, three more next year, plus the Fed will begin reducing the…

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Inflation: Is there Something Strange Happening Here?



The March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting had a decidedly dovish tone. The expected interest rate path was cut, with the FOMC expecting to raise the fed funds rate twice this year as compared to four times in December. The median forecasts for GDP and headline inflation (including food…

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