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Analysis: Goodbye inverted yield curve? Fed looks for alternative signals to guide policy

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By Howard Schneider and Lindsay DunsmuirWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials are scouring new niches of the financial markets to find signals accurate enough to warn the central bank when it is time to stop hiking interest rates before they risk tipping the economy into a recession.In the run up to previous downturns, the Fed has jacked interest rates to restrictive levels as it sought to temper inflation. This time, the central bank hopes for a softer landing with rates moving just high enough to avoid overheating without ending a nearly decade long expansion.It is a tricky ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 10:40 IST