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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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  • Goldman Sachs: Fed to raise rates once a quarter until 2019

    Federal funds to hit 3.25% to 3.5% by end of next year
    The Federal Reserve elected to increase interest rates during its March meeting for the first time in 2018, but it’s far from done raising rates for the year, or so says a note Goldman Sachs sent to clients. In fact, the Fed could raise rates as quickly as once per quarter.
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  • Consumer optimism dips before the holidays

    Democrats grow worried about effects of tax reform
    Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs. The largest decline in long-term economic prospects was recorded among Democrats, which reflected their concerns about the impact of the proposed changes in taxes.
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  • Yellen forecasts inflation will soon bounce back

    Gave a bright outlook of the economy
    During a speech Sunday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen addressed the U.S. economy, inflation and the possibility of a rate hike. While recent storms kept economic growth down, Yellen forecasted the long-term consequences will be modest, and economic activity will quickly recover.
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