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After Obama, a New Dawn or More of the Same?

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog02/05/2017
To succeed, Donald Trump will have to depart from the usual kick-the-can-down-the-road strategy employed over the past decade.

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Week in Review: February 4, 2017

The FedU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/03/2017
Will the "Trump Bump" last or does weak economic data suggest otherwise?

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Money Supply Growth Moderated in December

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/03/2017
Money-supply growth hit a 46-month high in October, but had moderated significantly by December, according to the most recent money-supply data.

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Tightening the Money Supply will Inevitably Lead to a Bust

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/02/2017
Economic busts are the inevitable removal of various activities that result from easy-money policy. Busts are unavoidable without endless "stimulus."

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Reality vs. The "Recovery" Narrative

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/02/2017
The Fed insists the economy is gaining steam. Last week's GDP numbers, and the Fed's inaction on interest rates suggest otherwise.

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The Fed Does Nothing

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/01/2017
At February's meeting, the Fed elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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2016's Homeownership Rate Was the Lowest since 1965

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/01/2017
Federal policies act to keep home prices high on the one hand, while subsidizing home sales with the other. Meanwhile, homeownership is plummeting.

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Will this Finally Be the Year the Fed Cuts its Balance Sheet?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/31/2017
Now that the Fed has slightly upped its Fed Funds rate target twice, there is talk of a much more ominous issue: shrinking the balance sheet.

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Week in Review: January 28 2017

The FedFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/27/2017
As expected, the first week of the Trump administration has brought a mix of good and bad.

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Asset-Price Inflation Heating Up with Nothing to Show For It

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog01/27/2017
Obama is the first president since Hoover to not have a single year of over 3% GDP growth.

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