Inflation numbers/price indices

How high will interest rates go?  The upcoming Fed meeting this week is key.

How high will interest rates go? The upcoming Fed meeting this week is key.

Will it be “current” issued by the Fed? Or will this key word remain in guiding central bank policy? On such a seemingly trivial question, interest rates’ trajectory may be disrupted when the Federal Open Market Committee announces the results of its two-day meeting next Wednesday afternoon. Sure enough, the Fed’s Policy Setting Committee will …

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The money supply is shrinking.  How does that affect the economy.

The money supply is shrinking. How does that affect the economy.

font size The Fed raised interest rates seven times in the past year. Andy Jacobson/AFP/Getty Images The Federal Reserve faces a very important decision in the coming weeks. Markets expect the central bank to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, marking a significant slowdown in the pace of history-making increases. If …

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Why the stock market was not affected by the first monthly drop in consumer prices in more than two years

Why the stock market was not affected by the first monthly drop in consumer prices in more than two years

Inflation data may not be the biggest catalyst for stocks as it used to be. US stocks rebounded near a close higher on Thursday, although investors got some encouraging inflation news after the consumer price index for December showed its first monthly decline since the pandemic swept across the globe in 2020. Given that inflation …

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