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Fed Drives Locomotive through Global Markets

Global markets were rocked last week. It is not entirely the Fed’s fault – and he could have chosen more diplomatic language – but President Trump was not completely off the mark when he blamed the Fed’s “loco” policy for the market carnage. After all, Chairman Jay Powell and NY Fed President John Williams have spent quite a bit of effort communicating a higher terminal fed funds rate in the last few weeks. Traders listened, and the resulting rise in longer-term yields was the catalyst behind the global correction in risk markets.

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