Inflation

Confused Market Slides Then Rebounds After Fomc Minutes

In light of the relative lack of new information in the Fed minutes, which reinforced the Fed's dovish, patient, "data-dependent" posture with hint of growing dovishness when it comes to future inflation, however coupled with the new data that...
Related topics: FOMC, Fed

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Wages Continued To Improve Through January

Wages continued to improve through January One item I didn’t get around to in the last couple of weeks is how wages performed as of January’s jobs report. And the basic answer is: pretty good! The first graph below shows real, inflation adjusted...

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Fed’s John Williams Says New Economic Outlook Necessary For Rate Hikes

New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shifts to an unexpectedly higher gear. In an interview with...
Related topics: Fed, Reuters

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Questions About Taxes, Work Lunches, Books, Cold Basements, And More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Book buying habit 2. Lifestyle inflation and...
Related topics: Taxes

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3 Reasons Disney World Is Increasing Prices This Month

Inflation is in the air in Central Florida. Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) is highly likely to increase ticket prices either tomorrow or a week from tomorrow. Folks planning a trip in the near future may want to lock down their admissions sooner rather...
Related topics: Disney, US Equity Markets

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Links (2/15/19)

Inflation: Stress-Testing the Phillips Curve - FRBSF Donald and the Deflationists - Paul Krugman The friendly extortioner takes it all - EurekAlert Economics After Neoliberalism - Naidu, Rodrik, Zucman Economics for Inclusive Prosperity (EfIP) -...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Climbs On U.s.-china Trade Deal Hopes

From Reuters: Feb 13 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks extended a rally from the prior session on Wednesday, powered by rising expectations that the United States and China could strike a deal during their ongoing trade talks, with benign...
Related topics: China, Reuters

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Key Measures Show Inflation Lower In January Than In December On A Yoy Basis

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% (3.2% annualized rate) in January. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price...
Related topics: Fed, Banking

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The Us Just Got The Latest Sign That It Could Be Awhile Before The Next Rate Hike

The consumer price index, a key gauge of inflation, was unchanged in January.That could signal the Federal Reserve will stick to the dovish tone it took at its last meeting."Chances of a rate hike this year are slim and getting slimmer," one analyst...
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2:00pm Water Cooler 2/13/2019

Today's Water Cooler: Holder, Harris, Bloomberg, Omar's "Kinsley Gaffe," AOC, consumer price index, business inflation expectations, Saudi tanker, podcast advertising, Walmart, Amazon, Mars One, car payments, batteries, privatized water, worker...
Related topics: Bloomberg, Podcasts, Wal-Mart Stores, Amazon, Amazon (AMZN)

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Will The Fed Notice The Inflation Trends Ahead?

In the Federal Reserve's endless quest to raise interest rates in the past two years, one of the big concerns with a strong economy and with better wage growth was that inflation might get out of...
Related topics: Fed

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Silgan Rides On Dispensing Systems Buyout Amid Inflation

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Real Time Economics: Elusive Inflation, U.s.-china Trade And Another Shutdown

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. We’ll get key data on U.S. inflation and consumer spending this week, all against a backdrop of U.S.-China trade talks and the possibility...
Related topics: China

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Why Does Inflation Remain So Low: Goldman Answers

Last week, when discussing the trajectory of the market, Nomura's Charlie McElligott said that the fate of the rally, or lack thereof, depends on two main things: where the dollar goes from here, and what happens to inflation. And while the dollar...

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New Report: How Would Changing Social Security's Inflation Measure Affect Your Payout?

No matter how you slice it, Social Security is our nation's most important social program. It's responsible for making payments to almost 63 million people a month, including more than 43 million retired workers, 62% of whom rely on their benefit...
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The Fed's Sweet Spot For Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says inflation isn't a problem right now, and that the short term interest rate, at 2.5 percent, is right where it should be.(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Strategies For Translating Long Term Financial Goals Into Immediate Actions And Habits

Last week, I discussed how important it was to establish long term financial goals and then translate them into immediate actions and habits as a way of avoiding lifestyle inflation. In truth, having good long term goals that connect to immediate...

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Sun Belt Rents Rose Aggressively In 2018 As Americans Abandoned Expensive Coastal Cities

Squeezed by high rents and wages that, though rising, have hardly kept up with inflation, American workers have continued to migrate away from expensive coastal hubs (think New York City and San Francisco) in favor of Sun Belt cities where...

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Maybe They Won't Keep All The Money And Power For Themselves If We Ask Them Nicely

In a New York Times op-ed, Michael Tomasky argues that our current troubles started in the 1970s, with inflation, flat wages, and the loss of manufacturing jobs: ... inflation ... hit 5.7 percent in 1970, then 11 percent in 1974. Such sustained...

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Inflation Everywhere... Except Super Bowl Ticket Prices Tumble

While, according to the government's latest aggregated, normalized, smoothed data, incomes are growing at their fastest rates in years, it seems that while healthcare and education costs are soaring, luxuries (and non-government-sponsored...

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