It’s Fed versus market as traders bet balance sheet slows hiking

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The Fed is confident in the economy now, but by next year it may have to slow interest rate hikes and it may have to stop paring back its balance sheet, according to BlackRock’s chief investment.

I’m betting on the market. Rates versus Balance Sheet. I have no idea why the Fed can’t just say – hey, conditions have changed, we are going to not hike and slow the balance sheet shrinkage and maintain a larger balance sheet than previously thought. The instant reaction will likely be driven by what they say and do on rates.

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The Fed is hiking rates versus either lowering or keeping them at zero. The Fed is reducing rather than increasing their balance sheet. The current Administration is insisting on a “trade war” which slows global growth. The economic cycle is mature rather than recovering.

The Fed is expected to hold interest rates steady, but it is also expected to issue a new forecast with fewer rate hikes and a slower economy. The Fed also is likely to announce the end of its operation to unwind its balance sheet, but economists are divided on which month this year it will actually end the program.

The Federal Reserve is moving to taper its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. But the sheer size of the Fed’s portfolio has frightened investors wondering what the.

A week later, we noted a reversal by bond investors who saw a slowing economy and changed its mind about the Fed’s continuing efforts to slow it further: "The Fed was expected to continue raising rates well into 2019 but now futures traders (those who bet real money and not just ink on Bloomberg’s website) are backing off.

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"We think the Fed’s balance sheet will start shrinking in Q4 of this year. Fed Chairs usually like to get major initiatives under way before they leave, and Yellen is likely to feel more strongly about that because some potential successors have talked about a relatively disruptive balance sheet reduction.

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Central bank to taper balance-sheet runoff starting in May. Traders lifted the odds of the Fed cutting interest rates. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates could be on hold for “some time” as global risks weigh on the economic outlook and inflation remains muted.