SLOW MONEY – AUGUST 1, 2022
Written by WGSO Producer on August 1, 2022
Did the Fed Really Pivot?
The ARC asset management team discusses the latest FOMC meeting where the Fed hiked 75 basis points; however, it was the press conference following the announcement that sent markets higher as investors interpreted Fed Chair Jay Powell’s off the cuff comments as “dovish.” Yields, credit spreads and implied volatilities (uncertainty readings) fell, while equities rallied. The team discusses whether this was the correct interpretation while also talking about how earnings announcements and the potential for a recession could impact stocks and bonds.