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Alan Ruskin Quotes

The hourly earnings numbers are soft obviously in January, but if you look at it on a three-month trend, in fact, you still find hourly earnings running at something like a 5-percent annualized rate. So I don't think that's going to sway the Fed's fear on the wage front completely.
Alan Ruskin
#Earnings

The hourly earnings numbers are soft obviously in January, but if you look at it on a three-month trend, in fact, you still find hourly earnings running at something like a 5-percent annualized rate, ... So I don't think that's going to sway the Fed's fear on the wage front completely.
Alan Ruskin
#Earnings

Up until recently, oil price hikes have offset disinflation. This time around, we're in a situation where inflation is starting to peek its head above the parapet, and policy makers will see it more as an inflation threat, ... That's problematic -- if they have to start reacting to higher inflation pressures by raising rates, that does slow the economy down.
Alan Ruskin
#Inflation

The problem with inflation targeting is that it carries with it a risk of less flexibility at times, and that could be problematical. But it also makes policy less of a black box, so policy is likely to be more transparent.
Alan Ruskin
#Flexibility

The data should tend to encourage views that the Fed is correct and that inflation looks to be contained.
Alan Ruskin
#Inflation

The economy is generally slowing for a wide variety of reasons -- energy is one, but also the stimulus is wearing off.
Alan Ruskin
#Economy

There should be no doubt that instability in the region should have a profound impact on the long-term risk assessment globally.
Alan Ruskin
#Doubt

The labor market has not accelerated to the extent one might expect, judging from past cycles, and we probably won't see evidence of it again in the December numbers.
Alan Ruskin
#Labor

There was always going to be some shock value when the Fed changed 'the considerable period' statement, but we had always felt that the change would come when it was fairly obvious that it should, and when the Fed had softened the blow, by alerting the market to such a change, ... As it was, there was no such warning, and the sharp market reaction is testimony to just how far it caught asset markets 'off-side.'
Alan Ruskin
#Value

To some extent, the bond market's trading pattern has not been resolved of late. This might provide some resolution, and I think it is going to be resolved in terms of higher yields,
Alan Ruskin
#Resolution

It's certainly a good sign as far as future pipeline inflation is concerned, ... The goods side of the inflation equation is very encouraging.
Alan Ruskin
#Future

I don't think people want to stand in the way of this even if they believe there's underlying value. With equities giving it a kick, you're getting more selling pressure as well.
Alan Ruskin
#People

Some of the headline (jobs) numbers maybe look slightly stronger than expected, but when you scratch below the surface, you find there is still plenty of weakness out there, ... Obviously the manufacturing sector is looking as weak as ever.
Alan Ruskin
#Jobs

My gut says the Fed doesn't have too many bullets left to fire, and therefore they have to use them sparingly, and we'll see a (quarter percentage point) cut at the next meeting.
Alan Ruskin
#Fire

In the aggregate, the economy has clearly stalled, and at  best grew close to zero in the second quarter,
Alan Ruskin
#Economy

I think (Fed officials have) found that they're in a lucky position where the inflation numbers are good enough that it's bought them some time (to postpone rate hikes),
Alan Ruskin
#Inflation

Non-farm payroll numbers of over 300,000 are pretty much consistent with economic growth of about 4 percent, (and) that's way above trend,
Alan Ruskin
#Growth

[Economists had forecast a slightly stronger 0.2 percent rise in the index. Even so, the 0.1 percent gain suggested to many on Wall Street that the nation's economy has more life in it.] I think we're going to see a strong fourth quarter, ... Before Hours .
Alan Ruskin
#Economists

Quite clearly, energy is still adding to consumer prices, but everything else is rather subdued, ... As far as goods are concerned, either at the consumer or producer level, their is no sign of inflation.
Alan Ruskin
#Energy

I think the only clear sign that would really tell you that inflation should be rising at this point is, of course, the rise in hourly earnings, ... But at this stage, from what we've seen, corporations seem to be taking it in terms of lower profit margins and, therefore, not necessarily pushing up prices.
Alan Ruskin
#Inflation

we still don't have any clear signals that inflation is on the way up.
Alan Ruskin
#Inflation

Housing may be topping at the same time as consumer confidence is hurting from energy prices.
Alan Ruskin
#Confidence

Clearly the economy had a good head of steam on it right through the hurricane period.
Alan Ruskin
#Economy

Up until recently, oil price hikes have offset disinflation. This time around, we're in a situation where inflation is starting to peek its head above the parapet, and policy makers will see it more as an inflation threat. That's problematic -- if they have to start reacting to higher inflation pressures by raising rates, that does slow the economy down.
Alan Ruskin
#Inflation

It was slightly weaker than expectations, but manufacturing is still healthy. It confirms that the economy is still ticking along.
Alan Ruskin
#Economy

$200 billion Treasury purchases from the Fed would have been widely viewed as a massive distortion, but foreign central banks doing exactly the same thing is quietly sanctioned and encouraged by U.S. policymakers,
Alan Ruskin
#Banks

The broader picture is there's some slowing in housing. It's certainly dollar-negative news.
Alan Ruskin
#News

(Greenspan's) comments on the economy regaining traction included a range of examples, but all of them have caveats attached, and none are that convincing,
Alan Ruskin
#Economy