Fed Note

January 2020 Fed Note

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) completed their January meeting, with no stated changes in monetary policy, and no dissents. The target fed funds rate remains at 1.50-1.75%. The formal statement was little changed, noting low inflation and economic growth expanding at a ‘moderate’ pace, although household spending was downgraded from ‘strong’ to ‘moderate’ as well,…

2020

What Are the Key Issues Going Into 2020?

The term ‘outlook’ can be misleading, as most forecasts tend to be partially to very off-base in hindsight. So, this question is best answered as a summary of whatever is currently top of mind going into the New Year. Some of these may change from year-to-year, while others have been ongoing. Presidential impeachment proceedings Now…