According to TheStreet’s exclusive survey of economists, money managers and other members of the financial community, deflation is a far greater worry for the Federal Reserve than inflation. TheStreet polled market and financial experts at this year’s Camp Kotok gathering, which is an annual meeting of the minds in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. Seventy-eight percent said deflation is a bigger worry for the Fed than inflation. When asked what is the biggest threat to the U.S. economy, 29% responded that it is Washington policies or uncertainty. Respondents also cited insufficient corporate spending or investment and falling commodity prices as possible threats to economic growth. And economists remain concerned about an impact from the slowdown in China.

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