All Posts Tagged: inflation

Instant Analysis: Employment report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Crowd of people walking to work (seen from behind) in an urban center walkway.

The August payroll was good enough to keep a September rate hike on the table.

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U.S. Outlook: Conflicting signals from the Fed minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing five year breakeven inflation rate

Bond investors, parsing the FOMC minutes from the July meeting, sensed hesitation about the timing of the first interest rate hike from the Fed and have since soundly convinced themselves that a move in September is virtually off the table.

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U.S. Outlook: Dissecting FOMC intentions

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly totals of jobs created (or lost) in the past 5 years.

The Federal Reserve remained coy in its July statement about when to initiate the first Fed funds interest rate hike.

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Instant Analysis: July FOMC statement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Closeup of pillars on exterior of Federal Reserve building

I see no reason to change my call for a September rate hike at this time. 

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