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THE FED IS FORGING AHEAD

THE FED IS FORGING AHEAD

July 2017

The US Federal Reserve has increased the federal funds rate twice so far this year. Economic data at the start of the year was strong and justified the rate increases, but it has turned softer as of late. We discuss the risks of the Fed forging ahead with monetary tightening despite low inflation and low growth.

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