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The Fed Rate Decision: What it Means for the Markets and Your Portfolio

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The Fed Rate Decision: What it Means for the Markets and Your Portfolio

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This article was posted on Thursday, 18:51, UTC.

The Fed increased interest rates by 25 bp, to 1-1.25%, while announcing a gradual decrease of its balance sheet, that equates to a very slow tightening of monetary conditions The Fed announced that it will keep a close eye on inflation, but didn’t mention the slowdown in consumer spending and other risks The markets still pricing in an ‘easier” FED amid the deteriorating economic numbers. The Federal Reserve is set to reduce its balance sheet after an extraordinary and extended period of loose monetary policy following the financial crisis, at least that’s what the committee announced. Bond markets tell a…

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Mate Cser

Mate Cser

Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive strategies, with a passion towards anything that is connected to the market.

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