Fed Would Surprise Markets If It Stays Hawkish

September 20, 2017
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Tim Duy:

Fed Would Surprise Markets If It Stays Hawkish, by Tim Duy: The Federal Reserve meeting this week will likely end with unchanged policy rates and the initiation of balance-sheet normalization. Market participants widely expect these outcomes, so they will come as no surprise. The real action in this meeting will come from the Fed’s description of the economy, the quarterly economic projections and Chair Janet Yellen’s press conference. The totality of the commentary should lean dovish as the Fed expresses concerns about the inflation outlook. The surprise would be a Fed that still leans more heavily toward the hawkish side of policy spectrum. …[Continued at Bloomberg Prophets]

Posted by on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 01:49 PM in Economics, Monetary Policy |

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