Week in Review: Jan. 10-14, 2022
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There weren’t any big data releases or news stories this Monday, which is just how it should be. Mondays are manic enough as it is.
Fed Chair Testifies
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee as part of his re-confirmation process. He seems ready to take a sharply less accommodative approach and reiterated the notion that combatting inflation is among the Fed’s two principal objectives. In fact, achieving the other goal, full employment, depends on constraining inflation. Among other things, he said, “high inflation is a severe threat to the achievement of maximum employment.” Transitory is dead, long live transitory!
Consumer Price Index
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