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Federal Rate Hikes

Wesbury’s Monday Morning Outlook: Can We Afford a Tax Cut?
Date: October 23, 2017
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Congress took a big step last week toward enacting some sort of tax cuts and tax reform. That big step was the US Senate passing a budget resolution creating the room for ten years of tax cuts totaling $1.5 trillion with a simple majority vote. This procedure means there is no need to break a […]

Wesbury’s Monday Morning Outlook: Fed Preview
Date: September 18, 2017
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No one expects the Federal Reserve to raise rates at the meeting this week. A rate change of any kind, either up or down, would be a complete stunner. Instead, the big news on monetary policy this week is very likely to be the Federal Reserve announcing it will begin gradually trimming its balance sheet […]

Money Misperceptions
Date: March 21, 2016
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Brian Wesbury’s Monday Morning Outlook on Money Misperceptions: 1 – The Panic of 2008 was not caused by tight monetary policy. 2 – Zero percent interest rate policy (ZIRP) and Quantitative Easing (QE) did not save the US or global economies. 3 – Monetary policy in the US is getting looser as the Fed hikes […]