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A Post-Fed Rally Should Sow ‘Deep Suspicion’: Wall Street Reacts

(Bloomberg) — US stocks swung wildly and the rout in Treasuries eased after investors speculated that the Federal Reserve may have become as hawkish as it will be during its battle against inflation. The S&P 500 closed down 1.7% after gaining as much as 1.5% earlier on the day the Fed raised rates by 75 […]

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S&P 500 History Points to a Sharp Bounce After Fed Meeting

(Bloomberg) — For equity investors sunk in gloom, the interest rate rise expected from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday may actually yield some relief. US stock markets have been feeling the heat ahead of the Fed’s meeting, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 Indexes falling 6.2% and 7% respectively over the past six […]

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The Market Red Flags That Could Prompt the Fed to Slow Down on Rate Hikes

(Bloomberg) — Strategists are looking beyond the key issue of inflation for other potential market metrics that may cause the Federal Reserve to slow its aggressive cycle of interest-rate hikes. An ugly August reading for US consumer prices last week cemented bets on a third straight 75 basis-point move when the central bank hands down […]

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Gundlach Urges Fed to Slow Rate Hikes as Summers Prefers 1% Jump

(Bloomberg) — Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital is worried the Fed will choke off economic growth by raising interest rates too fast. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is among those saying the central bank needs to hike even faster to restore its credibility. Gundlach, the chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, believes the Fed will […]

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Jumbo Fed Rate Hike Is in Play as Powell Sticks to Hawkish View

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said officials will not flinch in the battle to curb inflation, hardening expectations that they will deliver a third straight jumbo rate hike later this month. “We need to act now, forthrightly, strongly as we have been doing,” Powell said Thursday in remarks at the Cato Institute’s monetary […]

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Fed’s Waller Backs 75 Basis-Point Rate Hike, Says Bigger Move Hangs on Data

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller backed raising rates by 75 basis points this month after a hot inflation report, prompting investors to pull back bets officials would hike by 100 basis points, though he said he could go bigger if warranted by the data. “With the CPI data in hand, I support another […]

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Traders Looking to Get Ahead of Fed Again Now Foresee Rate Cuts

(Bloomberg) — Signs of a rapidly deteriorating US economic outlook have spurred bond traders to pencil in a complete policy turnaround by the Federal Reserve in the coming year, with interest-rate cuts in the middle of 2023. Fed Chair Jerome Powell — who is widely expected to keep lifting the central bank’s benchmark rate for […]

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Fed Kicks Off Most Aggressive Global Tightening in Decades

(Bloomberg) –Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell fired the starting gun for potentially the biggest and fastest tightening of global monetary policy in years. His hawkish shift included not ruling out U.S. rate hikes at every meeting for the rest of 2022. Over the next week, about a half dozen other central banks, including the Bank […]

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From BlackRock to Vanguard, Managers Move Before Fed Acts

(Bloomberg) — While the financial world waits for the Federal Reserve’s announcement on monetary policy Wednesday afternoon in Washington, some of the biggest bond-fund managers have already made their moves. They anticipate Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will confirm their expectations, based on his determined signaling that rates will rise for the first time since 2018, […]

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Traders Follow Goldman Call as Cash Piles Into March Rate Hike

(Bloomberg) — In the front-end of the U.S. rates curve, serious money is being put to work as traders position for the strong possibility that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at the March monetary policy meeting. The move follows a number of bank strategists adjusting forecasts and calling for the Fed to raise […]

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