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Central Banks Double Down on Future Intent to Raise Rates, U.S. Banks Warn of Volatility to Come...

The language emanating from central banks has been of a more ‘hawkish‘ tone over the last couple of weeks. Communications this week from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England have once again demonstrated clear intent on the future direction of monetary policy. 1,600 more words

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22 Feb 2018 (TheAge) - Wages flatline for 10 million Australians despite small general lift

(22 February 2018, The Age, p5, Eryk Bagshaw)

‘Ten million Australians working in the private sector are getting pay rises that are neck-and-neck with inflation, while the pay packets of professionals, miners and retail workers are going backwards compared to the cost of living. 33 more words

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Get Prepared for the Mother of All Crashes!

A perfect storm is brewing in the economy. Bond prices are tanking; interest rates are rising; the U.S. Dollar is tanking; and soon, the Stock Market will tank! 78 more words

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Fed Officials Marked Up Growth, Inflation Outlook in January -- Economic data bolsters central bank officials’ plans

Economic data bolsters central bank officials’ plans to keep raising short-term interest rates this year

Jerome Powell was sworn in as the newest chairman of the Federal Reserve on Feb. 1,052 more words

Fed Officials Say Economy Is Ready for Higher Rates


By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

A strengthening economy is giving the Fed confidence that interest rates can rise, according to minutes of the most recent policymaking meeting. 6 more words

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Historical Perspective

In 1968, mortgage rates were 8.5%. The next year, rates went down to 7%. Homeowners could buy a 15-20% larger home for the same payments if they could find someone to assume their mortgage. 277 more words

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Why unwinding QE is not a threat to the bull market.

Brian Wesbury has a new Monday Morning Outlook out that is worth considering.

On March 9, 2018, the bull market in U.S. stocks will celebrate its ninth anniversary.

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