When Doves Fly

Posted by Capital Trading Group on Jul 19, 2017 11:59:42 AM

Chair Yellen didn’t waste any time reassuring markets last week that the FED, despite their wherewithal to hike rates and shrink balance sheets, will remain mostly accommodative.  She mentioned specifically that “the federal funds rate may not have to rise all that much further to get to a neutral policy stance.” Neutral, this term, always annoys us because it seems very relative.  Neutral to what? Historical? Do we not live in unprecedented times or is QE just a normal everyday expected monetary operation now?  Wasn’t it supposed to be temporary? Now some 9 years later still awash in some $200 billion in global central bank QE per month, the fed has decided that it’s time to move to a more “neutral” policy stance.  Don’t even!

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