Tony Jacoby, CFA – Portfolio Manager, Shelton Capital Management, Clears the Air Regarding Fed Interest Rate Policy Terminology

For more than a year, inflation has steadily increased in the U.S. while policy makers and investment gurus on TV have been throwing around terms such as ‘transitory inflation,’ ‘supply shock’ and ‘demand crush’ like Nolan Ryan’s knuckles to the top of Robin Ventura’s head.

If you’re scratching your head at these terms and wondering what they mean for your job security or investment portfolios, you’re not alone. Policy makers are lifelong academics from the most elite universities in the world, communicating complicated and dry policy matters to insiders with decades of industry experience. The average American is excused from hanging on every word of a press conference about monetary policy when they must pick up dinner on the way home after their kids’ soccer practice.

So, what does ‘behind the curve’ mean in terms that the average American can understand?

Read the whole article here: What Does it Mean When the Fed is ‘Behind the Curve’?

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