Fed’s toolkit in fighting inflation – what can they do, what have they done so far, what are they likely to do in the near future.
Labor market recovered in 2021 and has become very tight. GDP saw a robust increase while inflation hit 40-year high. Housing remained very strong despite rising interest rates.
Now that full-year GDP numbers are out I can finish the 2020 year-in-review series by taking a look at major economic indicators. Needless to say last year’s economic datapoints will be massive outliers on long-term charts for years and decades to come.
We look at which bonds do best in stock market downturns. Higher quality (especially Treasuries) and longer maturity bonds are better at defense.
Economy finishes Obama era on steady footing, let’s see what Mr. Trump can deliver
Why you shouldn’t expect much from your bond funds
This post puts current economic situation in perspective by analyzing 8 big-picture indicators for each decade since the 1930s.