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How big are the Fed's losses and where can we go to see them?

How big are the Fed’s losses and where can we go to see them?

We find a good place to go rubbernecking. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. A collapse chart has been making the rounds on social media, financial blogs and more. It’s distributed without context, like it’s self-explanatory, kind of like, look, the world is falling apart. It’s from the St. Louis Fed data repository. The title …

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The Fed's path to a "Goldilocks" economy just got a little complicated

The Fed’s path to a “Goldilocks” economy just got a little complicated

A ‘Help Wanted’ sign is displayed in a store window in Manhattan on December 02, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images As for the jobs reports, the November ones weren’t exactly what the Federal Reserve was looking for. A higher-than-expected payrolls number and a hot payroll reading that was double what …

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The Fed's favorite inflation gauge slowed in October

The Fed’s favorite inflation gauge slowed in October

Inflation showed welcome signs of moderating in October, but remained uncomfortably fast even as a slew of economic data underlined that a return to normal price increases could take time. Prices as measured by the Personal Consumer Expenditure Index, the measure the Federal Reserve is watching most closely, climbed 6% on the year to October, …

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New England's high heating costs exacerbated by the feds

New England’s high heating costs exacerbated by the feds

Power the Future executive director Daniel Turner joined ‘Kennedy’ to discuss reports that fuel oil inventories in the North East and New England have fallen to a third of normal levels. Home heating bills are skyrocketing across the country amid already high energy costs, and the North East is expected to be hit hardest this …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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Fed's Powell sparks backlash from Warren and workers' job loss advocates

Fed’s Powell sparks backlash from Warren and workers’ job loss advocates

“It’s a throwback to the bad old days,” said Benjamin Dulchin, campaign leader of Fed Up, a coalition of community groups and labor unions. “Overreacting and sticking with the workers because it’s the only thing they know they can do is the same old prejudice.” Fed Up was among progressive groups that praised Republican Powell …

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How far will the Fed's rate hikes go before they back off?  Here's what economists predict

How far will the Fed’s rate hikes go before they back off? Here’s what economists predict

The Federal Reserve has had a historic tear this year, struggling to suppress persistent record high inflation with a series of aggressive rate hikes that have pushed the monetary body’s benchmark interbank lending rate up at the fastest rate since 1982. The strategy, which has included six rate hikes so far this year, aims to …

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Global stocks edge higher on hopes recession warning will force Fed's hand

Global stocks edge higher on hopes recession warning will force Fed’s hand

Most inverted U.S. yield curve since 1981 MSCI global shares up 0.2%, weekly eye loss NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Global stocks edged higher and a key part of the Treasury yield curve inverted further on Friday, a sign that the U.S. economy will stagnate next year and investors hope to induce the Federal …

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