Episode 69: The Fed raised interest rates—is this the start of a rate-tightening climb?


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By Manulife Investment Management, Macan Nia, and Kevin Headland. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Up … up … up—inflation has been rising, towering like Mount Everest over the economy. In response to this high inflation, on March 16, the U.S. Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the first time in about three years. Our Capital Markets Strategy mountaineers take a look at the path the Fed announcement may be climbing, hiking over areas like:

  • market reactions to the Fed announcement
  • quantitative tightening cycles
  • geopolitical risk in Eastern Europe
  • effects of fluctuating oil prices
  • recession and the 10-year Treasury yield.

Take your pitons, ropes, and harnesses—we’re about to ascend some interesting topics.

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