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Greysteel Capital Markets Update | April 2018

April 26th, 2018 by Keeley Byer

While uncertainty remains around a potential “trade war” with China, according to the minutes from the most recently released Federal Reserve meeting on March 20-21 policymakers felt that the U.S. economy would firm further and that inflation would rise in the coming months. Core CPI inflation has increased at a 2.9% annual rate over the past year and unemployment remains low. This has led several economists to believe that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates three more times in 2018.

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