Sunday, March 19, 2017

"Fed Talk Could Get a Lot More Hawkish Next Week"

From Barron's Income Investing:
The market’s dovish interpretation of the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting was likely as much a surprise to Fed officials as it was to investors.

Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius wrote this week:
We feel quite confident that they were not aiming for a large easing in financial conditions. After all, the primary point of hiking rates is to tighten financial conditions, perhaps not suddenly but at least gradually over time.
Hatzius expects the Fed to start walking back some of that dovishness....MORE