Tag: inflation figures

Treasury yields edge lower as investors brace for U.S. inflation data

Treasury yields moved slightly lower Monday, with investors awaiting this week’s round of closely watched economic data, including the August consumer-price index reading. What are yields doing? The yield on the 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, 1.323% was at 1.323%, compared with 1.340% at 3 p.m. Eastern on Friday. Yields and debt prices move in opposite […]

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The ECB is set to start reducing bond purchases before the Fed. Just don’t call it ‘tapering.’

You probably could’ve won a nice bet if you had wagered the European Central Bank would start reducing its asset purchases before the Federal Reserve would. The economic data doesn’t really lend itself to the notion the ECB needs to start reducing stimulus before the Fed. U.S. inflation was 6.3% year-over-year in July, compared to […]

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Is the Fed overdoing it on stimulus? A majority of business economists think so

For the first time since the pandemic began a majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve is providing too much stimulus, a marked shift from last spring that reflects growing worries about high U.S. inflation. Some 52% of those surveyed by the National Association of Business Economists said the Fed is “too stimulative”, a […]

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Fed worries delta could prolong shortages and keep inflation high into 2022

The biggest surge in U.S. inflation in 13 years could stretch into 2022 owing to persistent shortages of labor and materials, especially if the delta coronavirus strain delays the full reopening of the economy. That’s one of the big takeaways from the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last big meeting in July. At the two-day […]

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Opinion: We’re not as rich as we think we are because of a ‘money illusion’ over inflation

Americans have been spoiled for decades by an environment of low inflation. Now that inflation is back — for however long that lasts — we need to change the way we think about our incomes, investments, debt and spending. Inflation changes everything, and sometimes in surprising ways. If we don’t factor inflation into our calculations, […]

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U.S. inflation is still running high – and it doesn’t look like it will fade fast soon

Is the great inflation bubble of 2021 about to pop? A lot of very important people in Washington sure hope so, but it looks like they’re about to be disappointed. Every major barometer of inflation has soared this year, particularly the consumer price index. The cost of living, as measured by the CPI, has jumped […]

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