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Fed Destination

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August and reported higher than expected inflation. Headline inflation rose 8.3% year over year, while Core CPI (ex-food and energy) increased 6.3%. Month over month numbers also increased...

2022 Q2 Recap & Outlook

U.S. stock market indexes turned in the worst first half of the year since 1970. During the second quarter, the selloff intensified as overall sentiment became extremely negative and fear of Fed-induced recession spread. The S&P 500 finished June down nearly 20%...

Closing the Gap

In response to higher-than-expected inflation and rising inflation expectations, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate 0.75% in its largest increase in nearly 30 years. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell announced the committee’s decision and provided...

Getting Ahead of the Curve

“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon, in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.” – Milton Friedman How We Got Here There is only one threat driving the sharp correction in...

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