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FMI produces frequent, one-page articles focusing on a range of economic and investment issues.
Past pieces (to 1994) are organized into 9 categories.
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Recent Pieces Organized By Date:
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01/12/18 - Expect +3% Real GDP in 17Q4,Pace to Be Sustained thru 2018-H2 (E)
01/10/18 - Labor Trends Stayed Fit in 2017, Resolved for Gains in 2018 (L)
01/03/18 - FOMC Still Aiming for 3 (or 4) Rate Hikes in 2018 (F)
01/02/18 - Minimum Wages Rose in 18 States in January (L,g)
12/18/17 - Tax Cuts to Boost After-Tax Income by +1.5%, on Average (G)
12/13/17 - FOMC Points to Three More Rate Hikes in 2018 & in 2019 (F)
12/08/17 - Labor Market Back to ‘Normal,’ Continues to Tighten (L)
12/04/17 - Final Tax Reform Will Mostly Reflect Senate Version (G)
11/21/17 - Powell Fed Will Be Least Experienced in Modern History (F)
11/10/17 - Senate Tax Reform Bill Points Way to Compromise with House (G)
11/03/17 - House Tax Plan Would Stimulate Economy on the Margin (G)
11/02/17 - Powell, Trump’s ‘Stamp’ on Fed, Will Rubber-Stamp Yellen’s Policy (F)
11/01/17 - With Economy ‘Solid,’ FOMC Set for Rate Hike in December (F)
10/20/17 - Real GDP Growth Likely Exceeded +3% in 17Q3 (E)
10/18/17 - Is Inflation ‘Too Low’? Not by These Measures (P,f)
10/13/17 - Leading Fed Candidates Will Continue Yellen Policy (F)
10/11/17 - Doves Coo in FOMC Minutes, But December Rate Hike Still On (F)
10/06/17 - Labor Markets Are Clearly Back to 'Normal' (L)
10/05/17 - GOP Tax Reform Hinges on Killing S&L Tax Deduction (G)
09/20/17 - FOMC Starts Shrinking Balance Sheet, Expects Gradual Rate Hikes (F)
09/15/17 - Solid Chance for Major Tax Reforms by Year-End (G)
09/12/17 - Hurricanes Won't Sway Fed Policy or the Macro Outlook (F,e)
09/08/17 - BLS Birth-Death Payroll Model 99.9% Correct, as Usual (D,l)
08/28/17 - Harvey Should Have Only Modest Macro Impact (E)
08/24/17 - BLS Household Survey Shows Wages Growing Briskly (L)
08/09/17 - Debt Ceiling Will Be Raised, Much Ado About Nothing (G)
07/26/17 - FOMC: Shrinkage Should Start in September (F)
07/21/17 - The Bumpier Road to a 'Trump Bump' in Fiscal Policy (G)
07/13/17 - State & Local Gov’t Contribution to GDP to Remain Modest (G)
07/12/17 - Yellen Is Still in the Hunt for a Second Term as Fed Chair (F)
07/05/17 - No Surprise: Fed Aims to Start Trimming Assets in September (F)
06/23/17 - New Regulations to Slow Sharply, Some Rollback Likely (G)
06/16/17 - Too-Low Interest Rates Discourage Lending & Investment (F)
06/15/17 - Yellen Says Shrinking Balance Sheet No Big Deal (FMI Agrees) (F)
06/14/17 - Fed Dismisses Low Inflation; Balance Sheet to Shrink 'Soon' (F)
06/09/17 - No Surprises: FOMC Likely to Stay on Course Next Week (F)
05/25/17 - Trump Seeks Big Discretionary Budget Cut, Should Get Some (G)
05/17/17 - Trump Tax Plan Targets Mortgage Interest, S&L Deductions (G)
05/11/17 - Soft & Hard Data Agree: Conditions OK, Likely to Get Better (E,d)
05/03/17 - FOMC Leaves Door (Wide) Open for Summer Rate Hike (F)

In the parenthesis following each title listed, the capital letter (F, etc.) refers to the main topic; lower case letters (f,e, etc.), when they appear, refer to secondary themes.

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