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"The latest figures were helped by a sharp decline in energy prices, which dropped 1.2% in February, said the Labor Department."

Blip. Oil prices are down for now. The Fed are watching wage pressure and its running hot in the US right now.

Longer term:

http://freeserve.advfn.com/news_Fed-s-Kohn...s_14631222.html

WASHINGTON (AFX) - The Federal Reserve has no intention of preserving all of
the recent gains in home price values, said Federal Reserve board governor
Donald Kohn on Thursday. "If real estate prices begin to erode, homeowners
should not expect to see all the gains of recent years preserved by monetary
policy actions,'

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"The latest figures were helped by a sharp decline in energy prices, which dropped 1.2% in February, said the Labor Department."

Blip. Oil prices are down for now. The Fed are watching wage pressure and its running hot in the US right now. ,'[/indent]

Brent is still $62 a barrel hardly cheap. 30% up in a year 100% in 2 years.

This may or may not slow the FED down but they have a wider inflation mandate than the MPC and don't just target CPI. The market has still got 2 rate hikes priced in for by May. I think the BBC are jumping the gun there.

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  • 341 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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