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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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Coming Soon: Inflating Wages and Higher Interest Rates



In October 2015, hourly earnings of all private employees increased at the quickest rate in over six years, rising at a 2.5% rate year-over-year. As the unemployment rate fell over the past two years, nearing the consensus, fully-employed 5% level, many economists and analysts (including myself)…

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