All Posts Tagged: inflation

Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for December

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Shot of the Federal Reserve on a sunny day.

I never thought I would live to see the day.  The FOMC decided today to take baby-steps toward interest rate normalization. 

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for October

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Eagle sculpture above the stone wall inscribed "Federal Reserve" on the institution

The FOMC is signaling to the market that December is a “live” meeting and the market should not rule out an initial rate hike this year.

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U.S. Outlook: Core inflation holds firm in the third quarter

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing consumer inflation trends over 5 years.

This week the September release of the Consumer Price Index held some interesting information about the future path of inflation.

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Instant Analysis: Employment report for September

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Attendees at a conference in front of large glass windows, the sun in the background.

The extent and consistency of this softening in monthly job gains will give the FOMC pause about raising interest rates in the face of a slowing economic environment. 

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