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

Fed’s balance-sheet unwind will be moment of truth for financial markets. This shortsighted behavior is especially acute in the stock market. equity traders look daily for clues to the fate.

No area of the stock market benefited more than financials following the Federal Reserve’s most recent comments.. Now traders are betting the group’s climb to the highest level in a decade has a.

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is likely to wait until October 2015 before raising interest rates from their near-zero level, traders bet on Wednesday, after the U.S. central bank said it would.

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.

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Forex News | Central Bank Balance sheet | Janet Yellen  | High Impact (For a graphic on ‘S&P 500 dividend yield vs. 2-year Treasury yield’ click https://reut.rs/2zmDHNU) The Fed ended its regime of rate suppression when it stopped expanding its balance sheet and then began raising interest rates in late 2015. Since then, bonds have slowly returned to delivering real returns relative to inflation.

Guarantee fees drop for mortgages in several riskier categories: FHFA Without the government’s guarantee, most private lenders wouldn’t have originated these loans. It appears that. “rocket riders,” which are riskier assets. Special situations, IPOs and options fall.

The ongoing two-day fomc meeting is concluding later today and anticipation surrounding its outcome is sky-high. The Fed is on its way to raise interest rates for the second time this year by 25.

The Fed said it would run off both Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. New York Fed President William Dudley, who is also vice chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, said he is aware that a change in policy on the balance sheet will ripple through credit and foreign exchange markets.

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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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In December The New American warned its readers not to be fooled into focusing only on the proposed interest-rate hikes the Fed was using to slow the economy but to also focus on the "runoff.