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The Federal Reserve signals 3 Rate Increases in 2022 | Schaftlein Report

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The Federal Reserve signals 3 Rate Increases in 2022 | Schaftlein Report
Guest: Dr. Michael Busler – Economist and Professor of Finance Stockton University
1) The “Taper” is reduced to $60B of Bond purchases in January from $90B this month then winding down the program by the end of March
*Dr. Michael Busler provides analysis along with the Pitfalls and Opportunities of the policy shift. The ECB increases Bond Purchases?
2) The stock market roars ahead after the announcement – Easy money ending and clarity of the rate hikes or is there something else at work here
*Easy money is the drug the stock market craves
3) Wholesale PPI up 9.8% while the 10 Year note hovers near 1.50% – What does the bond market see ahead and will Inflation come down?
4) The $1.75T Build Back Better Bill is temporarily stalled on the Senate – Action not likely until 2022
5) Weekly Jobless claims total 206K, the 4 week average is the lowest since 1969 – 1.84M Continuous Claims which is the lowest since the beginning of the Pandemic
6) We have 11 M job openings and we are still 3M jobs below the pre-pandemic levels – Are Retirements to account for this shift?
7) Half of Voters believe Biden Policies are making Inflation worse – Inflation is at a 30 year high
*”Transitory’ may have been the worst Fed prediction EVER
8) How will raising interest rates coupled with a Labor Shortage and supply chain disruptions tame inflation?
9) Projections for 2022!

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.