Items Tagged with 'Inflation'

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  • Almost 1 in 5 American households expect to move in next year, Fed report says

    Highest May reading in 2 years comes as more Americans are uncertain about their financial futures
    About 19% of American households surveyed in May expected to move in the next 12 months, according to the Survey of Consumer Expectations report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Households also reported lower expectations of future income growth.
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  • Tariff wars: What do Walmart and Target prices have to do with the housing market?

    Bond investors who set mortgage rates keep a wary eye on inflation
    When a top executive at Walmart told Wall Street analysts last week that tariffs on Chinese goods would lead to higher prices for his customers, people who follow the housing and mortgage industry felt a sense of foreboding. Higher consumer prices lead to higher inflation, which leads to higher mortgage rates.
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  • Has inflation reached its peak?

    Capital Economics thinks so
    A new note from analysts at Capital Economics says that core inflation has already peaked. The analysts posit that because labor costs and dollar appreciation have only grown modestly, core inflation is “unlikely to rise much further.”
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  • FOMC reveals positive outlook of economic conditions

    But elects to hold off on rate hike in July
    The Federal Reserve held its meeting on the current state of the U.S. economy, where it elected not to raise interest rates during its July 31 to August 1 meeting. But despite its decision not to raise rates, the FOMC gave a positive outlook of the U.S. economy, listing the positive economic trends members continue to see.
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  • U.S. inflation hits 6-year high

    Annual growth hits Fed’s 2% target
    After coming up short for more than half a decade, inflation in the U.S. is back on track. Indicators show inflation rose 2% in May, meeting the Federal Reserve's ideal target for strong, sustainable growth.
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  • U.S. inflation rises to six-year high

    Wage gains remained moderate despite an 18-year low in unemployment
    The Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes were reinforced in May, as U.S. inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in more than six years, although wage gains remained moderate despite an 18-year low in unemployment.
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