The minutes certainly read like the Fed is more worried about the economy than just what the data suggests.
Price action and fundamental conditions show the limits on how high rates can rise.
How do we invest for a probable slowdown but perhaps a mild one?
For those fearing a recession was developing, it doesn't seem to be the case.
There is strong precedent for aggressive rate cuts once the Fed gets started.
Here are tools for gauging the state of the U.S. and global economies and how they could impact the markets.
If the Fed pauses in March, that decision came after the December meeting.
A huge beat on the headline job gains plus a clear acceleration of wage growth puts the Fed in a very tough spot.
This year, we need a new way of thinking about how Fed policy will evolve.
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