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Fed President Says Americans Would Prefer a Recession to Inflation

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari has advised against anticipating near-term rate cuts. While speaking to the Financial Times, the Fed...

Deflation v Inflation v Stagflation – Misconceptions Clarified

Some people have a very hard time understanding that we are in a massive deflationary spiral; they think that rising prices simply means it is inflation and not...

Does an Increase in the Money Supply Lead to Inflation?

The old idea that inflation is created by an increase in money supply has distorted the minds of many people. Inflation is caused by numerous factors for it is not...

US Consumer Sentiment Reaches 6-Month Low

Consumer sentiment is continuing its decline amongst Americans. The University of Michigan’s survey monthly survey revealed sentiment fell to a six-month low...

Retail Sales Falling in the US – a Softer Tone

Retail sales in the US fell short of expectations this month, according to data compiled by the Commerce Department. Retail spending decreased 0.6% from April to...

Powell Pessimistic After Q1

Powell reiterated this week that he does not see any short-term need to lower interest rates. The Fed remains delicate in its speech to the public. They knew that...

American Households Hold Record Debt Q1 2024

The New York Federal Reserve reported that American households set a new record after plummeting into $17.69 trillion of debt, a 1.1% ($184 billion) increase from...

Why We Cannot Reach the Fed’s 2% Inflation Target

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) released on April 10 by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that inflation rose by 0.4% on a monthly basis and by 3.5% on the...

Strong Jobs Report Does Not Mean Strong Economy

One thing that analysts fail to explain is that Americans have begun working multiple jobs since the COVID pandemic that wrecked the global economy. Nonfarm...

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