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The Federal Reserve Is In The Spotlight
All eyes are on the Federal Reserve as they make important policy decisions and face the re-appointment of the chair and vice chair. The mortgage industry is most concerned with when bond buying will be tapered, which is expected to begin this fall. However, previous projections about inflation and supply shortages that were deemed to be “transitory” are proving to be long term economic factors. The Federal Reserve is at a crucial juncture, its developments must be watched closely in the upcoming months.
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The Federal Reserve made many of their economic stimulus decisions based on models that assumed supply shortages and inflation would be short-term phenomenon. However, new data indicates that these factors will be persistent over the next few years, and certain events could cause hyper-inflation. As Covid and severe natural disasters becomes a permanent part of the world’s global marketplace, supply chains must be rebuilt and climate change must be addressed.
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