What Is a Soft Landing?

A soft landing starts with the Fed and is achieved if the central bank brings inflation down without pushing the economy into a recession.

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With inflation slowly returning to normal and the economy remaining strong, there's been talk that the Federal Reserve might have managed to pull off that seemingly impossible of feats: The storied soft landing. 

But what exactly does that mean? 

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Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA is the Chief Investment Officer of Sizemore Capital Management LLC, a registered investment advisor based in Dallas, Texas, where he specializes in dividend-focused portfolios and in building alternative allocations with minimal correlation to the stock market.