US Monetary Policy

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Economics

21MAR 2019

Fed turns more dovish and signals an end to rate hikes

The Federal Reserve signals no rate rises for 2019

Economics

13DEC 2018

2018

NOVEMBER

07NOV 2018

Economics

US midterm elections: Is gridlock good?

Quickview: The US midterms have, as expected, seen the Democrats take the House with the Republicans holding the Senate. Our investment experts consider the implications for fiscal policy, trade, and the 2020 presidential election.

AUGUST

03AUG 2018

Economics

Employment data dips: is US growth moderating?

Quickview: We think the world economy is entering a soft patch, something backed up by today’s payroll numbers from the US.

MARCH

22MAR 2018

Economics

New Fed chair Powell raises rates, growth and inflation forecasts

We still see scope for further interest rate rises from the Fed this year, following yesterday’s 25 basis point hike at the March meeting of the FOMC.

FEBRUARY

14FEB 2018

Economics

US inflation shows signs of rising cyclical pressure in January

Core inflation looks likely to accelerate further, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to keep tightening policy.

02FEB 2018

Economics

Six charts of the month: Trumponomics, Putin, bond yields

Tax cuts, Treasuries, the Russian election and recycling all feature among the charts that caught our eye in January.

2017

DECEMBER

06DEC 2017

Economics

Outlook 2018: Asian bonds

Improving global growth and low inflation should be supportive forces for Asian bonds in 2018 but higher oil prices could be a headwind for the region.

01DEC 2017

Economics

Outlook 2018: Global economy

In the first part of our series of articles assessing the outlook for next year, Keith Wade discusses whether the Goldilocks combination of strong growth and low inflation can continue in 2018.