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March 20, 2024Original Analysis

PIMCO: The Fed Needs More Unemployment

Analysts at PIMCO say that for the Fed to reach its goal of lowering inflation to 2%, we need fewer people to be employed. Reduced incentives to offer raises and bonuses and less spending from the “resilient” American consumer can help cool down inflationary pressure. But there’s an elephant in the room: Why do we let a […]

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March 18, 2024Original Analysis

Junk Bond Default Surge Continues in 2024

Consumers aren’t the only ones defaulting on their debts: Corporate bond defaults were up massively in 2023, especially for high-risk junk debt, and the trend is continuing this year at a pace not seen since the 2008 global financial crisis. Unsurprisingly, companies selling low-rated junk debt are being hit the worst.

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March 16, 2024Guest Commentaries

The Myth of Fed Neutrality

The Federal Reserve is often viewed as a neutral guardian of the economy, tasked with safeguarding employment and ensuring stable prices. However, the Fed is run by individuals who, like anyone else, are swayed by certain motivations. Do the people behind the Fed truly have the incentive to remain impartial? Our guest commentator demystifies the […]

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