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Central Bankers and Inflation

I have liked central bankers’ discussions on inflation at the Jackson Hole symposium.
The ECB confirms that there will be a bit more inflation and that it justifies the implementation of QE… 198 more words

Monetary Policy

The Jackson Hole Fed Confab: Worse Than You Thought

A Benjamin Cole post

The financial media did a reasonable job in covering the Kansas City Fed’s recent Jackson Hole bias-confirmation fest, duly reporting that the Fed may raise rates, that everybody talked ceaselessly about raising rates, and of the extraordinary reasoning brought to bear to tease out some sort of reason to hike interest rates. 160 more words

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The Jackson Hole Score: Inflation, 1000. Aggregate Demand, 2. Fed Veep Stanley Fischer Mentions inflation 75 Times In Brief Presentation; Aggregate Demand, Once.

A Benjamin Cole post

When the Federal Open Market Committee was meeting in 2008, and the globe sinking into the worst recession since the Great Depression, there was nearly only one topic on FOMC attendees’ minds: Inflation. 266 more words

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Single Family Mortgage Growth FINALLY In Positive Territory As Fed Contemplates A Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve hasn’t raised its Fed Funds target rate since the latter half of 2006. Even with near zero Fed Funds effective rates, US 1-4 family mortgages outstanding (red line) have only just turned positive in YoY growth. 185 more words

Pricing your products and services like an ass

Most of the wealth, you enjoyed once and keep talking about it like a weeping woman, usually came from the Real Estate Bubble that once occurred where you live. 270 more words

A Nation Of Shopkeepers

Inflation, Stanley Fischer And Dybbuks

A Benjamin Cole post

Some Fed watchers took heart when Stanley Fischer, smart guy and former Israeli central bank chieftain, took the No. 2 slot at the U.S. 300 more words

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