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Inflation - Difficult to Move, But Once Moving, Hard to Control

Three key measures of inflation have recently lurched across the Fed’s threshold of 2%. The recent pickup in gas prices is set to have an even sharper upward impact on the consumer price inflation basket. Inflation can really spin out of control very quickly. If it happens, it would happen very quickly. Inflation is like a supertanker: Hard to get moving. But once moving, hard to stop.

Why the Fed Won’t Start Taper in the December FOMC Meeting

Factors mentioned here suggest another non-taper in December. If we’re right, the spotlight on January’s FOMC meeting – which already features Ben Bernanke’s exit, Janet Yellen’s new role and a new set of voters – will be even brighter.

2nd Quarter GDP: A Good News/Bad News Story

The recent release by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, of the 2nd estimate of the 2nd Quarter of 2013’s GDP – gross domestic product, was really somewhat mixed and its analysis provides a basis for a debate of this good news/bad news story

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