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The threat of runaway inflation is still relevant

The threat of runaway inflation is still relevant

Illustration by Risto Avramovski Text size About the Author: Pierre Cramer is Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Insurance Asset Management at SLC management. This comment reflects his personal opinions. The trajectory of risky assets in 2023 depends on how far the Federal Reserve is willing to go with its interest rate hikes to …

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Why stock investors shouldn't count on a "Santa Claus" rally this year

Why stock investors shouldn’t count on a “Santa Claus” rally this year

Investors, like children on Christmas Eve, expect Santa Claus to come down the chimney, walk to Wall Street and deliver the rewarding gift of a stock market rally. This year, however, investors might be better off betting on a lump of coal, rather than waiting for tangible stock market gains to emerge this holiday season, …

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Is this a good time to get a good mortgage interest rate?

As mortgage rates fluctuate, is now the best time to get a good rate?

Is it a good time to get a good mortgage interest rate? Google Street View Suddenly, mortgage interest rates are falling. Then they are standing. What is a consumer supposed to do? Watch and probably wait. “This is still a time of extremely high volatility, so rates can go up and down quickly on short …

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Three signs from today's jobs report that suggest inflation will remain elevated

Three signs from today’s jobs report that suggest inflation will remain elevated

Friday’s jobs report showed that the booming US economy is creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, suggesting rising prices are here to stay despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to contain them. The United States added 263,000 jobs in November, according to the federal jobs report released Friday, well above the 200,000 job gains expected by …

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