Higher Gas Prices, but Inflation Still Low

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their consumer price index summary this morning.. The consumer price index increased by 0.4% in March after a 0.2% rise in February. It matched forecasts so no surprises there. The all items index increased 1.9% over the past 12 months ending March, up slightly from the 1.5% rise for … Continue reading Higher Gas Prices, but Inflation Still Low

2019 Second Quarter Commentary

THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD (Fed) Since World War II, the goal of the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) has been to stabilize prices and maximize the level of employment. To achieve these objectives, the Fed has believed it necessary to predict future inflation rates and to steer interest rates up or down to maintain stable prices.  … Continue reading 2019 Second Quarter Commentary