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Michael Ashton

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Michael Ashton's Opinion & Analysis
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The debate over whether we are in a recession is not material to monetary policy or market action Another term that is broadly agreed upon, but even less useful, is the Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate...
Higher mortgage rates historically associated with higher house price growth Buying a real asset with levered, tax-advantage loans is still a good idea  This week we will see an acceleration in money...
Inflation reached a new high in surprising report More inflation momentum than previously thought Wages also accelerated to a new high Maybe the US Federal Reserve isn’t being panicky, or stupid, but...
This week’s CPI report may see another “peak” in CPI. That’s actually the good news The bad news is that due to easy comparisons, further peaks may be ahead – even in...
This article was written exclusively for Investing.comChairman Powell was again on the tape this week, speaking at an ECB Forum in Sintra, Portugal. It must be nice to have such a plump travel budget...
As M2 money growth soared throughout the COVID and post-COVID period of direct stimulus check-writing funded by massive quantitative easing (QE), monetarism novices thought that this would not result...
This article was written exclusively for Investing.comAs theater goes, the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress (MPC) testimony is pretty thin gruel. But beggars can’t be choosers and,...
This article was written exclusively for Investing.com The Federal Reserve delivered an aggressive rate hike last week, bumping up overnight rates by 75bps just a few weeks after Chairman Powell had...
Yesterday the Federal Reserve hiked rates 75bps, the biggest single-meeting increase since 1994. Two days ago, the markets had incorporated an expectation for 50bps. After a well-placed Wall Street...
This article was written exclusively for Investing.com And here, we all thought that CPI was at least at a local peak. The interbank market, prior to Friday’s report, was already trading forward...