October November 25, 2023 at 12:53 PM ET
The Fed is relieved that inflation is easing and hopes it’s going to fall to 2%. On the similar time, households and companies are experiencing rising costs and prices and are bracing for additional will increase. The Shopper Value Index, which measures a family’s out-of-pocket expenditures, rose 18.9% from its pre-pandemic degree, and the costs of some fundamental requirements additionally rose. Companies face excessive working and borrowing prices.
Regardless of the rosy forecasts of some policymakers, the general public will not be glad. The unemployment charge is close to document lows, however shopper confidence and President Biden’s approval scores are low. The invoice for the Fed’s technique of decrease rates of interest for longer and extreme leveraged spending is coming due.
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