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Fed Themes and The Consumer - October 30, 2018

Recent Federal Reserve surveys show the economy is still expanding, albeit at a slower rate, with tariffs, labor, the supply chain, and housing  discussed as problems. Consumer Confidence was, however, undaunted. President Trump tweeted about the record numbers, which were partly due to strong employment growth and strong Expectation Index.

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Independent Fed and Housing Optimism - October 16, 2018

As President Trump and Fed members exchange words following the recent market wobbles, we discuss 2005 research from the St. Louis Fed analyzing the Great Inflation, analyzing the human and political elements that complicated and informed the decision making. Housing continues to be in focus as builders continue to be optimistic, despite continued tightness in the labor market.

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