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Instant Reaction: Lawrence Yun on Today’s FOMC Statement

Below is the following statement from NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the Federal Reserve’s decision today to hike short-term interest rates:

“The latest rate hike is partly justified from ongoing economic expansion and also a steadily falling unemployment rate. However, the Federal Reserve should be mindful of the lower than expected rate of inflation and the consequent low interest rates on long-dated bonds, like 10-year Treasury and 30-year mortgage rates. An inversion in interest rates of short-term fed funds being higher than long-term bond yields can easily pull down the economy into a recession. We are getting closer to that inversion point.”

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