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Powell reassures markets that the U.S. Federal Reserve won’t rush rate hikes


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
August 30, 2021

Subject | Economics

Tapering by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) could begin this year, but that doesn’t mean rate hikes must soon follow. Kristina Hooper analyzes Fed Chair Powell’s market-calming speech at Jackson Hole.

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As COVID cases rise, will U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Powell address tapering?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
August 23, 2021

Subject | Economics

Weekly Market Compass: As COVID spreads, U.S. consumer and investor sentiment have taken a hit. But mobility data remains solid, and boosters may help. What could this mean for U.S. Federal Reserve tapering? Read more from Kristina Hooper.

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Four key forces should support low inflation for years to come: IFI Monthly Outlook (July 2021)


August 18, 2021

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Inflation in the U.S. and other countries has been high lately, raising the question of whether the low inflation era we have experienced since the 1990s is over. Central bankers and many economists argue that the current high level of inflation is transitory, and mainly due to the pandemic. As economies closed parts of their services sectors and supported incomes through fiscal policy, demand for goods became very strong. Supply was not able to catch up, blocked by COVID-related disruptions to production. But inflation has been surprising to the upside, challenging the belief in the transitory story. Where do we go from here?

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