How Will the Federal Reserve React to Increasing Inflation?
May 1, 2022 | 0 views
The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Consumer Price Index rose by 8.5 percent year-over-year ending March 2022, leading most economists to agree that inflation is going to be with us for a while. With inflation seeming not to abate, at least...
How Will Oil Prices and Consumer Spending Impact Markets?
April 1, 2022 | 0 views
According to the March 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the forecast is for high energy prices in 2022. The report found that Brent crude oil, used as a benchmark ex-U.S., is expected to...
How Soon and Fast Will the Fed Raise Rates?
March 1, 2022 | 0 views
There's much uncertainty surrounding if, how and when the Federal Reserve will raise its rates, end its bond and mortgage-backed security purchases, and wind down its balance sheet. For the March 16 Fed Meeting, the CME FedWatch Tool has a...
How are Commodity Prices Expected to Impact Earnings in 2022?
February 1, 2022 | 0 views
According to the World Bank, there's a mixed picture for commodities in 2022.Globally, prices for crude oil are expected to hit $74 per barrel during 2022, compared to 2021's $70 price tag. This is attributed to greater economic activity as...
How Will Increased Tapering Impact Markets in 2022?
January 1, 2022 | 0 views
According to a Dec. 15 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement from the Federal Reserve, the federal funds target range will remain at 0 percent to 0.25 percent. Beginning in January, the FOMC will reduce its monthly purchase of assets...