Bill Miller, Chief Investment Officer
On this week’s podcast, we focus on two important areas of the economy as noted by Economist Don Rissmiller (recorded August 19, 2015):
- Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) often used as a technicality with good or bad unemployment rates
- However, there’s nothing actually nefarious about the number and (because it is falling) is more a function of baby boomers aging
- Despite falling, the LFPR does not diminish the success we’re seeing in getting people back to work
- Interest Rates
- Fed has interest rates at 0%, so may see a gradual increase up to somewhere around 2%
- If interest rates do in fact rise, it would behoove the Fed to have them match the inflation rate as to not damage the economy
Overall, the economy feels mid-cycle, people are going back to work, and appear to be in a position to handle slightly higher interest rates.
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