Wall Street likes to throw around a lot of terms as they attempt to form a narrative for their clients. Often times the narrative begins to shape the analysis done by those firms. For instance, I mentioned last week the forecasts for the top Wall Street firms. JPMorgan & BMO
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"It is likely that restoring price stability will require holding policy at a restrictive level for some time. History cautions strongly against prematurely loosening policy. We will stay the course until the job is done." - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, November 30, 2022
The above statement is the only
Why do we even bother listening to the Federal Reserve? Even if we ignore all of their failings in the late 1990s and again before, during, and after the financial crisis, let's look at how terrible the Fed has been at predicting the post-COVID economy.
Throughout 2021, the Fed told
While the weather in most of the country doesn't feel like it, fall is just around the corner. Other than the northeastern part of the country, most of the country has been back in school for at least two weeks, yet Labor Day still seems to mark the "end of
Talk about conflicting data points. Two weeks ago the data told us we just had our second consecutive decline in economic output (which used to be how we defined a recession). Last week, we learned the labor market fully recovered all of the jobs lost during the short pandemic recession.