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Why Soaring Assets and Low Unemployment Mean It’s Time to Start Worrying, By Greg Ip

If you drew up a list of preconditions for recession, it would include the following: a labor market at full strength, frothy asset prices, tightening central banks, and a pervasive sense of calm. In other words, it would look a lot like the present. Those of us who have lived through economic mayhem before feel our muscle memory twitch at times like this. Consider the worrisome absence of …

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Fed Eyes September Announcement on Balance-Sheet Reduction, By Nick Timiraos

WSJ-Federal Reserve officials have indicated there is a strong chance they will announce in September a decision to start shrinking the central bank’s portfolio of bonds and other assets, while putting off until December any further interest-rate increase. The moves would give officials time to assess how markets react to …

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