Focused on the Fed

Focused on the Fed

March 18, 2024

The Fed meets this week, which means investors and analysts will be sifting through Wednesday’s FOMC statement, updated economic projections, the “dot plots,” and Powell’s press conference searching for any signal – real or imagined – about what our central bank will do next.  In particular, the market is on tenterhooks about when rate cuts will start, how fast those rate cuts will come, or if the Fed will simply hit the “pause” button on the prospect of rate cuts until deep into 2024.

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