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The Fed Has Targeted 2% Inflation. Should It Aim Higher?

After raising interest rates again, the Federal Reserve will soon have to consider how much pain it is willing to inflict in its fight against inflation, our columnist says. Read […]




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Will the Fed Keep Tightening as Banks Fail?

Quantitative tightening is supposed to be boring. That’s by design.It doesn’t demand attention like a bank failure, emergency government rescue, wildly fluctuating interest rates or uncomfortably high inflation.But it is […]




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Why Japan’s Sudden Shift on Bond Purchases Dealt a Global Jolt

What’s more, the growing gap between interest rates in Japan and elsewhere was pushing down the yen’s value, piling even more stress on the country’s highly import-dependent economy. That made […]







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Sleepy Corner of U.K.’s Pension Industry Forced the Bank of England’s Hand

Plans by Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, to cut taxes and freeze energy bills landed like a bomb in a niche corner of financial markets, hitting government bond prices […]







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Fed Confronts Why It May Have Acted Too Slowly on Inflation

Some Federal Reserve officials have begun to acknowledge that they were too slow to respond to rapid inflation last year, a delay that is forcing them to constrain the economy […]




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The Fed Wants to Fight Inflation Without a Recession. Is It Too Late?

The Federal Reserve is poised to set out a path to rapidly withdraw support from the economy at its meeting on Wednesday — and while it hopes it can contain […]




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How to Prepare as the Fed Moves to Rein In Inflation

The amounts involved in the Fed’s quantitative easing have been staggering. Back in 2008, the Fed’s balance sheet had assets of $820 billion. They reached $4.5 trillion — yes, trillion […]




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Fed Signals Rate Increase in March, Citing Inflation and Strong Job Market

Federal Reserve officials signaled on Wednesday that they were on track to raise interest rates in March, given that inflation has been running far above policymakers’ target and that labor […]