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Early Taper-Talk by Fed Governors Shutdown By Powell

We’ve reported in these pages that a comical title for the Federal Open Market Committee is the Federal Open Mouth Committee. The reason for this joke is on full display this week. It appears there is a bit of dissension in the ranks about when tapering and the raising of the Federal Funds rate will occur. This potentially alarming development for investors should be taken with a grain of salt. In a way, some of what the regional Fed governors were saying is actually quite bullish. The thrust of their comments seems to be based upon an assumption that there will be a particularly booming recovery once the virus subsides.

Some of the more hawkish members of the board appear to be having the beginning of a conversation on tapering and rate rises and appear a bit more willing to depart from the official line in less formal comments. Some speculation has been fueled by the steepening of the yield curve and the potential that a booming recovery could lead to rate cuts sooner than is currently forecast.

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