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 Ian Shepherdson - “Even so, there is as yet no clear sign of a downturn in sales, despite the rise in mortgage rates over the past year, ... People are still shrugging off the rise in rates.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The Fed's chief worry is still the labor market. So long as the unemployment rate does not fall further, and clear signs of consumer slowed own emerge, the Fed will be able to leave rates on hold.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The Fed's chief worry is still the labor market, ... So long as the unemployment rate does not fall further, and clear signs of consumer slowed own emerge, the Fed will be able to leave rates on hold.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The trend in claims has risen this year, in tandem with the clear drop in business confidence in the period before the war with Iraq. If claims are sustained at this level they will signal an acceleration in the rate of net job losses recorded in the payroll numbers.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “There may be some adverse seasonal effects at work in the claims numbers, thanks to the late Easter, but the underlying trend is surely unfavorable, ... A reversal requires a quick and steep recovery in business confidence.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “We remain of the view that the Fed's near-term objective is simply to support the stock market until consumer and business sentiment improves,”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The Fed chairman is not habitually in the business of delivering shocks to the markets unless the circumstances are especially dire. That is certainly a fair description of the situation in the states hit by Katrina, but it does not apply to the rest of the economy.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The Fed will likely ease on Nov. 6, but the Beige Book has not changed the odds, ... And it tells us nothing about the future of the economy or Fed policy.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The March Beige Book paints a clear picture of an economy straining at the seams. Significantly, compared to recent Beige Books, there was more detail, and a more worrying tone, to the comments on the labor market.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The Fed's Beige Book acknowledges some of the improvement evident in recent economic data, but the tone of the survey could not yet be described as a ringing endorsement of the recovery story,”
 Ian Shepherdson - “At least economic activity is no longer 'decelerating,' as reported in the previous beige book,”
 Ian Shepherdson - “There is a clear change in the tone of the Beige Book, but not all the news is good.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “It is tempting to blame the softness of core sales on the surge in gas prices, but we think it is too soon for that.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “Mr. Greenspan is at least partly to blame for the turnaround in the fiscal position here -- his musings on the problems of ever-increasing surpluses were a clear green light to Congress to cut taxes.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “The upcoming data will soon enough force the Fed to change its stance, otherwise it will begin to look ridiculous,”
 Ian Shepherdson - “People told consumer surveys they were miserable, but they were willing to borrow money to pursue a bargain,”
 Ian Shepherdson - “This dip in claims is unlikely to prove significant. The trend, measured by the four-week moving average, is still rising after its turn of-the-year decline.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “Looks to us like tax rebate money is being spent, ... Retailers should have a good autumn.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the New York stock market fell 5 percent over two days. As the United States mobilized and expressed its resolve in the ensuing days, the stock market came back.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “Mr. Greenspan said next to nothing about the current economic situation in his testimony, ... does not sound to us like a signal he has changed his mind on the appropriateness of the current level of interest rates. The rest of the testimony was a clear and unambiguous plea to Congress not to abandon fiscal discipline.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “There is nothing to be scared of here. When you take out several one-time gains including apparel, tobacco and lodging, prices were almost unchanged.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “It signals that the labor market has now moved again to center stage in the Fed's analysis and policymaking process.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “We doubt that this report unambiguously points to slower growth ahead --but it does mean no rate hike on (Aug.) 22.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “We doubt that this report unambiguously points to slower growth ahead -- but it does mean no rate hike on the 22nd.”
 Ian Shepherdson - “We doubt that this report unambiguously points to slower growth ahead -- but it does mean no rate hike on the 22nd,”

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