Jerry's Conundrum

For now, our boy Jerry is having it both ways. He has driven the fed funds rate dramatically higher over the past two years but, on the surface, the U.S. economy has seemed to continue growing. But now inflation is returning and Jerry has said that any weakness in the labor market will bring a rate cut, inflation be damned. So what happens in the months ahead is going to present Jerry with quite the conundrum.

That's a topic for another day, I suppose, and all eyes should shift to the labor market and every report going forward that portends to reveal its status. BLSBSs, JOLTSs,...

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Key Economic Events Week of 5/28

5/28 9:00 ET Case-Shiller home prices
5/28 10:00 ET Goon Kash-n-kari
5/28 10:00 ET Consumer Confidence
5/28 1:00 ET Goons Cook and Daly
5/29 1:45 ET Goon Williams
5/29 2:00 ET Beige Book
5/30 8:30 ET Jobless claims
5/30 8:30 ET Q1 GDP 2nd guess
5/30 8:30 ET Wholesale inventories
5/30 10:00 ET Pending home sales
5/30 12:00 ET Goon Williams again
5/31 8:30 ET PCE and Core PCE
5/31 8:30 ET Personal Inc and Spend
5/31 9:45 ET Chicago PMI

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