Tag Archives: James Bullard

Planning for Future Rate Hikes: What Can History Tell Us that the Fed Won’t?

It stands to reason that when the Fed eventually lifts interest rates, we’ll see the usual effects. After a sustained rise in rates, you can safely bet on: Fixed investment and business earnings dropping sharply GDP growth following investment and … Continue reading

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Your Guide to December’s FOMC Meeting: Breaking Down the Participants

In “Why the Fed Won’t Taper in December,” we pretended to write the first paragraph of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) statement for next week’s meeting. By thinking about the likely mix of upgrades and downgrades to its assessment … Continue reading

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