The Fed Blinks...Again!

6 minutes

Last week it appeared that the stars had aligned. That, for the first time since the Pandemic's Economic Lock-Down, that the Fed would return to a more normal interest rate policy.

 

Inflation, seemingly the Fed's most important indicator for raising rates, inflation was now above their 2% benchmark.

 

Employment, the other principal mandate, was rising. We had seen job vacancies skyrocket, to nearly 10 million available positions. While the unemployment rate had slipped to just 5.8%, nearly half of the rate of last year at this time.

 


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