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Pounding the Economic Drum: Yellen Addresses Market Volatility Concerns



Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen is in a tough spot. Markets are pounding the drums with a gloomy message of economic catastrophe on what seems like a daily basis. “Risk off,” the markets say; still the U.S. economy—driven by domestic demand—continues on in the face of higher…

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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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