How Will the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Tightening Impact Markets?

July 1, 2022 | 0 views

Starting June 1, the Fed began reducing its balance sheet holdings of U.S. Treasuries by $30 billion a month for three months. Thereafter, it will double its reduction of U.S. Treasuries by $60 billion per month beginning in the fourth...

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Have the Markets Bottomed or is it a Bear Market Rally?

June 1, 2022 | 0 views

With the S&P down nearly 20 percent and the Nasdaq index down nearly 4,000 points since the beginning of 2022, one could say the indices are in a bear market. While we can't predict the future, economic indicators can offer...

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How Will the Federal Reserve React to Increasing Inflation?

May 1, 2022 | 0 views

The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Consumer Price Index rose by 8.5 percent year-over-year ending March 2022, leading most economists to agree that inflation is going to be with us for a while. With inflation seeming not to abate, at least...

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How Will Oil Prices and Consumer Spending Impact Markets?

April 1, 2022 | 0 views

According to the March 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the forecast is for high energy prices in 2022. The report found that Brent crude oil, used as a benchmark ex-U.S., is expected to...

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How Soon and Fast Will the Fed Raise Rates?

March 1, 2022 | 0 views

There's much uncertainty surrounding if, how and when the Federal Reserve will raise its rates, end its bond and mortgage-backed security purchases, and wind down its balance sheet. For the March 16 Fed Meeting, the CME FedWatch Tool has a...

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