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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 Pivot in September Floated by Strategists as Possible Stock-Market Savior

(Bloomberg) — Respite for the battered US stock market may be just a couple of Federal Reserve policy meetings away. That’s the scenario laid out by strategists including Kristina Hooper of Invesco, who said September is a possible time-frame for the US central bank to pivot to a slightly less aggressive stance on monetary tightening. […]

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Powell Says US Economy in Strong Shape, Fed Can Avert Recession

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy is in “strong shape” and the central bank can reduce inflation to 2% while maintaining a solid labor market, even though that task has become more challenging in recent months. He also vowed to ensure rapid price increases don’t become entrenched, saying that “we […]

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Powell Sees Ongoing Fed Rate Hikes Needed to Tame Hot Inflation

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank will keep raising interest rates to tame inflation following the steepest hike in almost three decades, though policy makers must be “nimble” as various shocks buffet the world’s largest economy. “We anticipate that ongoing rate increases will be appropriate,” Powell said Wednesday in his […]

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Fed’s Rate Hike Unearths Bounty in Pockets of Emerging World

(Bloomberg) — Pockets of outperformance are starting to pop up in emerging markets even as the Federal Reserve’s most aggressive rate hike in two decades roils assets around the world. Losses in developing markets have so far been smaller than in the US during a wide-reaching rout that saw the worst Treasuries collapse in at least […]

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Oil Steadies as Traders Weigh Outlook for Demand, Fed’s Path

(Bloomberg) — Oil steadied in Asia — after plunging almost 7% on Friday — as traders weighed prospects for higher near-term demand against concerns that aggressive US monetary tightening will lead to a recession. West Texas Intermediate traded above $109 a barrel after tumbling by the most since early April last week as escalating worries […]

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Nearly All of Wall Street – and the Fed – Botched Calls for 2022

(Bloomberg) — So far 2022 has been a year where just about everyone on Wall Street got it wrong. As did the Fed and a cadre of global central banks. Back in December, strategists at the world’s top investment firms like JPMorgan Chase & Co. predicted the S&P 500 would gain 5% in 2022. Economists […]

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Fed Hikes Rates 75 Basis Points, Intensifying Inflation Fight

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve officials raised their main interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point — the biggest increase since 1994 — and signaled they will keep hiking aggressively this year, resorting to drastic measures to restrain the rampant inflation they failed to forecast. Slammed by critics for not anticipating the fastest price gains […]

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Treasuries Dare Fed to Step Up Hikes or Risk Inflation Defeat

(Bloomberg) — Treasury traders are throwing down the gauntlet to a Federal Reserve that’s fallen further behind in its fight to cool the hottest inflation in four decades. A bruising bond selloff ensued Friday, led by policy-sensitive short-term yields, after May data dashed any idea that inflation has peaked. The rout deepened when traders boosted […]

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Fed Delivers Fuzzier Rate Message as It Gauges Impact of Hikes

(Bloomberg) — Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. With half-point interest-rate increases all but certain in June and July, Federal Reserve officials are shifting the focus away from a destination on hikes to something that’s trickier to determine and explain: the broader impact of their […]

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Stock Rebound Is Powell’s Headache as Financial Conditions Ease

(Bloomberg) — A rebound in risk assets could prove to be a problem for a Federal Reserve trying to curb excesses across markets. Stocks have bounced sharply since mid-May’s lows and credit spreads have tightened back to levels seen ahead of the March liftoff of interest-rate hikes while the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has cooled […]

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