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The Federal Reserve and Inflation - July 28, 2021

As strong earnings reports continue to pour in, investors are turning their attention to this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.

Investors have been focused on higher inflation and how the Fed might respond.

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Investors Gear Up for Blowout Earnings Season - July 20, 2021

Investors are looking at Q2 earnings season with very high expectations.

According to Refinitiv, S&P 5001 profits are forecast to rise an astounding 73% versus one year ago (for companies that have reported Q2 profits through July 19; the forecast is subject to change).

The reason: we are comparing strong economic growth in Q2 versus one year ago, when lockdowns disrupted the economy and corporate profits. 

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Hotter Inflation - July 19, 2021

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which was released last week, rose a sharp 0.9% in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The core CPI, which excludes food and energy, was also up 0.9%.

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Seven Steps to Quickly Pay Down Your College Debt

U.S. student loan debt totals $1.7 trillion. It is an average debt load of $39,351, according to EducationData.org.

Yet, simple tools can ease that burden and help graduates get out from under their debt. 

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