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...
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...
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...
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...
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...