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Welcome to FOMC Week

“It’s FOMC week.

On Wednesday, the Fed will give its next policy update. Its widely expected to continuing its “tapering” of monthly asset purchases by $10 billion, which is the pace that it’s been going on.

The best preview is from economist Tim Duy, whose post you should read here.

But we wanted to pull out two of Tim’s charts, because they’re particularly important.

The first shows the trajectory of the unemployment rate vs. what economists estimate as the “natural” rate of unemployment, if the economy were operating at full capacity.




The next chart shows inflation against the Fed’s stated goals…..”

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