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A December Rate Hike



The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced a 25 basis-point increase in the target federal funds rate today at the conclusion of their December meeting. Today’s increase brings the target federal funds rate to between 0.50% and 0.75%. The rate increase was essentially a market-neutral…

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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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