Fed Funds Rate Tag

Is the Fed Winning the Inflation War?

31 Jan, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Economy

In anticipation of tomorrow’s rate decision, we saw another indicator today that the Federal Reserve has been successful in stemming the tide of inflation. The Employment Cost Index for the fourth quarter of 2022 came in under expectations at 1% quarter-over-quarter, or about 4% annualized....

Why the Fed Cut Rates by 50bps: Will it Help?

03 Mar, by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets, News

Despite the relief rally yesterday, financial conditions have tightened significantly in the last couple weeks. This likely explains why the Fed just made an emergency 50bps cut to the fed funds rate. The graph below highlights that the two main areas of weaker financial conditions...