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Michael Ashton

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  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 20 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • Zigs and Zags

    Published 13 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    "The market," said J.P. Morgan, when asked for his opinion on what the market would do, "will fluctuate." Truer words were never spoken, but the…

  • Up to Our Necks in it

    Published 12 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    It is amazing to reflect on the fact that the stock market last week experienced its worst 5-day span to open the year ever. I…

  • Back From the Moon

    Published 06 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Economics is too important to be left to economists, apparently. When the FOMC minutes were released this afternoon, I saw the headline "Some FOMC Members…

  • Surprising Surprises

    Published 23 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    If posting on December 22nd was a bad idea, imagine how stupid it is to post on December 23rd? But I noticed something unusual and…

  • Homes for the Holidays

    Published 22 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    It is not usually a very productive endeavor to write an article on December 22nd. In the past, I have made it more or less…

  • A Good Time to Remember

    Published 16 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Some days make me feel so old. Actually, most days make me feel old, come to think of it; but some days make me feel…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 15 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • Subtle Clues: Not Everyone Thinks the Fed Will Win

    Published 08 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The illiquid trading of December is already well in evidence - and we haven't even reached the bad part yet. One we are past the…

  • Swimming Naked

    Published 03 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I almost never do this, but I am posting here some remarks from another writer. My friend Andy Fately writes a daily commentary on the…

  • Sometimes I Just Sits

    Published 01 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    An uneducated fellow was laid up in bed with a broken leg. The vicar's wife, visiting him, asked what he did to pass the time,…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 17 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • Median Inflation vs Mediocre Growth

    Published 05 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    A reader pointed out to me today a piece by Amy Higgins and Randal Verbrugge on the Cleveland Fed's website entitled "Is a Nonseasonally Adjusted…

  • Suddenly, Things are Just Swell!

    Published 03 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Over the last month, stocks have absolutely blasted off with one of the most powerful moves in years. More precisely, in this century the only…

  • Anchors Aweigh!

    Published 19 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I think it is time to talk a little bit about "anchored inflation expectations." Key to a lot of the inflation modeling at the Fed,…

  • Summary of My Post-CPI Tweets

    Published 15 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Below is a summary of my post-CPI tweets. You can (and should!) follow me @inflation_guy or sign up for email updates to my occasional articles…

  • 3729

    Published 14 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Walmart (WMT) didn't have its best day today. The bellwether retailer forecast a profit decline of 6-12% in its 2017 fiscal year, in some part…

  • The New Fed Operating Framework Explained with Cheese

    Published 08 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This will be a brief but hopefully helpful column. For some time, I have been explaining that the new Fed operating framework for monetary policy,…

  • Recession Won't Be Fun...But Better than Last Time

    Published 06 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday, I mentioned the likelihood that a recession is coming. The indicators for this are mostly from the manufacturing side of the economic ledger, and…

  • The Sky is Not Falling...Yet

    Published 05 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The Employment Report on Friday was bad - but it wasn't the unmitigated disaster that the consensus seems to have spun it into. It is…