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What Does the Fed’s “Sooner & Faster” Stance Mean for Markets? | 3:00 on Markets & Money

(1/27/22) Markets tanked after Fed Chair Jerome Powell's pronouncement of the FOMC's heightened response to the economy with "sooner & faster" rate hikes. In reality, there was very little change from past Fed meetings, but in the presser afterwards, when Powell uttered those two words, markets collapsed and gave up all their gains. The bottom line: The Fed is going to hike rates and reduce its balance sheet, sooner than later, and more rapidly than expected. The problem for the Fed now is, the Yield Curve is already sharply declining, suggesting more economic weakness to come. The Fed doesn't want to get caught with 0% rates and a $9-T balance sheet when a recession hits, essentially with no tools to manage the economy. So which are the lesser of two evils: Raising rates heading into a disinflationary environment, and creating financial instability...but being able to back off those rates and re-expansion of its balance sheet? Meanwhile, where do investors park money? We look at some major players: AAPL, CMCSA, MSFT,
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Finally, financial news that makes sense. Lance Roberts, the host of "StreetTalkLive", has a unique ability to bring the complex world of economics, investing and personal financial wealth building to you in simple, easy and informative ways but also makes it entertaining to listen to at the same time.
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