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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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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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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

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How to Screw Up the Economy: Fed Minutes

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Key Takeaway: Fed is waking up from its 2021 inflation slumber. Key Question: Will Fed over-react with a combined interest rate hike and balance sheet reduction to damage economy in 2023? Key FOMC minutes stat: “Balance sheet”

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3 Central Bank Meetings Last Week: all accept current inflation

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Major Central Bank Meetings Last Week Despite the sound global economic recovery and improving outlook, rising inflation levels continue to be a major source of concern and focus for global central banks. According to the International

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Home Prices and Rent: a rapid price recovery

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Typically, a good preacher will understand what is causing concern and angst in their community and more broadly, the world. Then she/he will connect this to faith and show how it can provide strength to

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The Manchin Fed

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Let’s do a quick run through two topics impacting the economy and markets. Federal Reserve monetary policy. On Wednesday, the Fed left interest rates and monetary policy unchanged. This was not a surprise. (Statement and Presser)What

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The Biggest Driver of Uncertainty

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Let’s get to what’s driving the markets, causing stocks to sink, crypto to crater and interest rates to rise: uncertainty over inflation. But it’s not just that, it’s about the reaction to inflation. When will the