Fed Rate Hike this Week – Here is the Conundrum

https://www.frbsf.org/education/publications/doctor-econ/2013/march/federal-reserve-interest-balances-reserves/ One article read this weekend – think it was from the CNBC app – noted that the surprise with this week’s FOMC announcement could be that that the Fed starts paying interest on member bank deposits ? I have … Continued

Could 2018 See 3.9% Unemployment for the First Time Since 1960’s?

https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNU04000000?periods=Annual+Data&periods_option=specific_periods&years_option=all_years The above link is a data set from the BLS for post World War II unemployment rates, and with the US economy currently sitting at 4.1% unemployment the night before the December ’17 non-farm payroll and unemployment data are … Continued