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The Fed is growing the money supply and that will help the U.S. economy

Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates nine times, including in December 2018, but all that rate-raising came to an end in the summer of 2019.

On Wednesday, July 31st at 2 pm EST, the Fed cut i...

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Investors need to remember that the Fed is not the Monster under the bed

One day, the Federal Reserve’s recent run of rate hikes will end – or will continue – and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.

Here is the thing about the Fed: rate hikes and rate...

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Some of us may remember the “good old days,” when gasoline prices were as low as 25¢ per gallon. Others may recall when a can of soda cost 15¢. But prices tend to rise over time—sometimes steadily and sometimes abruptly. In the years ahead, inflation will most likely decrease the purchasing power of...

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Will the slowdown in China’s growth keep inflation in check?

Inflation remains relatively low, both in the United States and globally, with the U.S. inflation rate hovering around the Federal Reserve’s 2% target.

Dropping oil prices and falling gas prices are big reasons, but these are always s...

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The national debt gets all the headlines, but what about corporate debt?

You hear a lot of worrying about mounting government debt because many people are convinced that public debt is a main source of problems for any economy. But proof that the growth of government debt leads to disaster is wea...

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Is the flattening yield curve telling us a recession is around the corner?

Suddenly everyone is talking about the yield curve: Barron’s, Bloomberg, CNBC, and The Wall Street Journal.

Given all the attention it has gotten in recent months, most everyone seems to know that the bond market’s yield...

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