RockCreek News

The More We See, the Less We Know

No wonder investors are showing signs of concern with more demand for protection against downside risks than appetite for betting on unexpected upside. Worrying news on global risks are top of mind this morning — from China’s faltering Evergrande property

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Post Summer Blues?

As the summer ends, there is much to talk about on the global outlook for the economy and markets. But first, a pause to remember the sunny September morning, 20 years ago, when the United States and the world were

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Walking the Tightrope

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held his nerve and steadied those of the markets on Friday, when he spoke — virtually — at Jackson Hole. He managed to sound sufficiently alert to concerns about rising prices to calm those worried

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Signals or Noise?

The annual gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole is always watched closely by policymakers, economists, and investors. As summer draws to a close, the watch on this week’s event — taking place August 26-28 — is even more intense

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Waiting for Data

For some weeks now, investors and policymakers alike have been waiting to get a clearer picture of where the American economy is heading. Are the inflation worriers correct that this year’s burst of price increases will become embedded, or will

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Jobs, jobs, jobs

In today’s world, Fed watchers need to keep a close eye on labor market trends as well as inflation – where new data will come this week. High unemployment and sluggish job growth has stayed the hand of the US central

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