Central Bank Intervention

The wild card that could sink stocks: What investors need to know as the Fed unwinds liquidity that had helped fuel market gains

The wild card that could sink stocks: What investors need to know as the Fed unwinds liquidity that had helped fuel market gains

Quantitative monetary easing is credited for juicing stock market returns and boosting other speculative asset values by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve snapped up trillions of dollars in bonds during both the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in particular. Investors and policy makers may be underestimating what happens as …

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Shrinking the Fed's balance sheet sheet is not likely to be a benign process, new Jackson Hole study warns

Shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet sheet is not likely to be a benign process, new Jackson Hole study warns

“If the past repeats, the shrinking of the central bank’s balance sheet is not likely to be an entirely benign process and will require careful monitoring of the banking sector’s on-and off-balance sheet demandable liabilities” — Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Chief Economist at the IMF The Federal …

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The Lords of Money Pose Massive Threats to Markets

The Lords of Money Pose Massive Threats to Markets

Think the Fed’s job is hard? At least the U.S. Federal Reserve can concentrate on fighting inflation. In Japan and Europe, the central banks are battling the markets, not merely price rises. That’s leading to some very strange, even contradictory, policies. The troubles of the three central banks mean investors should prepare for the sort …

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Stagflation concerns mount: Americans are increasingly worried about red-hot inflation, jobs and their own deteriorating finances

Stagflation concerns mount: Americans are increasingly worried about red-hot inflation, jobs and their own deteriorating finances

Consumer inflation expectations are back at record highs, but people have no plans to slow their spending, according to a regional Federal Reserve bank survey released Monday. Households saw a 6.6% median inflation rate in the year ahead, tying a record high first set in March, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s …

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