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Fed & Rates: Next Friday is the big day

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Let’s start with the big picture on interest rates. 90 central banks around the world have raised interest rates. This week, Indonesia, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan and the Bank of England all raised rates along

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Interest Rates: what happens next

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On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve raised its short-term interest rates by 75 basis points, to a range of 2.25% to 2.50% from a range of 1.5%-1.75%, their highest level since December 2018. If you’ve been following

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No, the Fed alone will not kill the US economy

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There is a lot of market discussion about an upcoming recession caused by the Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy as they attempt to combat the scourge of a dual supply chain and commodity-driven inflation spike.

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Two Simple Causes of Stock Market Crash

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By now, everyone has seen a daily deterioration of the global stock markets. The US has been driving the movement with declines between 1-4%+ and only a smattering of mini rallies of 1-3%+. The S&P

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Global Food Shortage: prepare for impact

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Food insecurity is a grave concern. We must act now with a multilateral initiative to bolster food security. The alternative is dire: more hunger, more poverty, and more social unrest—especially for countries that have struggled

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Labor Shortage: why and what business can do

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Friday’s jobs data showed strong demand for workers as 678k new jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, just above the pre-pandemic low of 3.5%. While this is certainly good news, the

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Inflation: higher for longer

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Ahead of the FOMC minutes, the markets have shrugged off the inflation news this week as the reduction in the Russia/Ukraine tensions have calmed fears. The shift from tech-above-all-else to revenge-of-the-non-nerds (reopening) has lifted parts

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The Fed’s Inflation Trolley Problem

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One of the more interesting philosophical and ethics experiments is the trolley problem. It’s a fictional scenario with varying mechanics, but let’s use this one. You are a driver of a trolley. The trolley brakes