Why Unemployment May Be The Key To The Fed’s Decision Making In 2024

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In the Investment Insight video link below, we discuss that although the Fed may have paused on additional rate hikes, Fed Chair Jay Powell has stated many times that the Fed is data-dependent and that it will decide at each meeting whether additional tightening is needed to slow down the economy in its battle against inflation. We’ll discuss one of the key indicators, unemployment, that we believe the Fed is monitoring to make that decision.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/_4JtV5SQPzY

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Ross Bramwell, CFA


Ross joined Homrich Berg in 2013. He has 20 years of experience across the accounting, financial services, and investment industries. Currently, he serves as a member of the Homrich Berg Investment Committee and manages the firm’s real estate platform. Ross leads the due diligence efforts within real estate which covers commercial real estate, such as multifamily, office, industrial, retail, among others, as well as residential. He also takes the lead on client communications and presentations that focus on the economy and markets. He often participates in client meetings to discuss investment allocations, the markets, and private alternatives.