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Interest rates and inflation

The latest news on these key rates and how they could affect investors and consumers.

June 15, 2022

June Fed announcement

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) increased the federal funds rate by 0.75%, or 75 basis points, to 1.50% – 1.75%.

June 13, 2022

An elusive inflation peak weighs on equity markets

What does a disappointing May Consumer Price Index report mean for equity markets and investors?

May 31, 2022

Can policy help counter low growth, high inflation?

A look at windfall economics at the state and local level, efforts to increase supply and reduce fuel prices, and small business’s bumpy road.

May 4, 2022

May Fed Announcement

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) increased the federal funds rate by 0.50%, or 50 basis points, to 0.75% – 1.00%.

April 20, 2022

The predictive power of yield curve inversions

When has a yield curve inversion been an indicator of economic slowdown, and what are the implications for investors?

April 7, 2022

Will oil producers produce more as prices rise?

With oil prices at their highest levels since 2014, investors wonder if recession could be on the way.

March 31, 2022

Inflation then and now

Should investors prepare for the type of long-term inflation and double-digit interest rates that hampered markets in the 1970s?

March 29, 2022

Q & A on the price of oil and other commodities

A look at the impact the war in Ukraine may have on the economy and other commodities.

March 18, 2022

The commodity wars

Commodity inflation, exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war, may reduce consumer purchasing power.

March 11, 2022

The Fed’s path to policy normalization

Federal Reserve tightening of monetary policy via higher rates and balance sheet runoff is on the horizon, but it may look a little different from previous cycles.

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