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Labor Market Now Meets Fed Criteria to Start Rate Hikes

FMI’s commentary on the countdown to the September 16-17 FOMC meeting.

Presidential Election Will Not Deter Fed from Hiking Rates

FMI’s commentary on the myth of Fed ‘time-outs’ during election years.

Five Observations for the New FOMC Era

FMI’s Commentary on the FOMC as it enters its new data-dependent era.

FMI Weekly Data Preview: June 15-19

FMI’s Preview of the coming week’s notable data releases.

Stock Market ‘Correction’ Should Not Stop Rate Hikes

FMI’s Friday Commentary on Yellen’s not-at-all-dovish view of the stock market.

Healthy Jobs Gain Keeps Fed on Track for Rate Hike by Late Summer

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s April Employment reports.

The Case for Lowering the Fed's Inflation Target

FMI’s Commentary on proposals to raise the Fed’s official +2% inflation target.

On What Data Will the Data-Dependent FOMC Depend?

FMI’s Commentary on what “data dependence” will mean for the Fed.

One Soft Jobs Report Will Not Derail Fed’s Rate-Hike Plans

FMI’s Commentary on the impact, or lack thereof, of the weak March employment report on the timing of the first funds target rate hike and on takeaways from the Minutes of the March FOMC meeting released this afternoon.

Never Mind: Yellen Backtracks on Sluggish Wage Concerns

FMI’s Commentary about Janet Yellen’s evolving view of wages and the fickleness of the data-dependent Fed.