Mar 6, 2023
A vast reservoir of household savings and liquidity should continue to backstop spending in the U.S. and Canada for some time, shielding the economy from the full effects of monetary tightening. But this buffer could also act as a double-edged sword if it sustains inflation and leads to even higher interest rates. Sal Guatieri is joined by Michael Gregory, Deputy Chief Economist at BMO, to discuss excess liquidity and savings and their impact on the economy, inflation and central banks.
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