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How is the Fed Handling the Current Economic Environment?

''Banks Fight a Losing Rates Battle It sure is a weird time to be in banking. Nearly every asset on Earth is soaring in price, from bonds to Bitcoin to more...

Is the Fed Done Raising Rates?

''The U.S. Federal Reserve recently modified its assessment of the economy, saying that it will be “patient” in deciding whether to further remove stimulus. This has led financial markets more...

Will the Federal Reserve raise its federal funds rate next week?

The current rate of growth in the United States is likely to slow from this point, according to the top economist at Goldman Sachs. The investment bank's second-quarter gross domestic more...

Gold seen rising to 4 year high as fed “Gentle” on rates?

"Gold may extend gains after climbing to the highest level in six weeks following disappointing monthly reports on U.S. employment and wages, according to two analysts attending a metals more...

Is Fed Chair Janet Yellen considering a higher inflation target?

''Yellen’s suggestion of modifying the Fed’s inflation target means that the Fed would increase the inflation tax just when Americans are trying to cope with a major recession or even more...

Have 7+ years of QE helped or hurt the U.S. economy?

''Over the last four years, U.S. nominal GDP growth has gone from 4.3% to 4.1% to 3% to 2.4%. The deflator, the inflation we are supposed more...

Is there a risk of recession and/or stagnation?

Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report – the worst monthly report in nearly six years. The experts expected the US economy to more...

What Are Markets Telling Us?

''Last week US stock markets tumbled yet again, leaving the Dow Jones index down almost 1500 points for the year. In fact, most major world markets are in negative territory more...

Could Fed maneuvers raise questions about its credibility?

''When traders at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Manhattan headquarters get the order to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, they will be more...

What are some catalysts for a dynamic upward shift in the direction of precious metals?

''If I were good about timing, I'd probably be sitting in Monaco.  In the letter, I tossed out a bunch of things that could be problematic at some point more...

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