Wednesday , 6 January 2021

MBS Day Ahead: Why Today Could Matter: A Lesson From an Old Fed Announcement

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Remember 2015? The Fed spent the whole year talking about hiking rates for the first after spending years at 0% and ultimately didn’t get around to it until December. But perhaps the most interesting phrase in any of the year’s Fed announcements was seen in the October Announcement. It was as follows: “In determining whether it will be appropriate to raise the target range at its next meeting,” This was the first time the Fed had “called its shot” since 1999, and it threw bond markets for a loop. Granted, things are a bit different this time around. Recent Fed speeches have done more to hearken the balance sheet reduction plan as opposed to rate hikes. In fact, they’ve all but guaranteed that we’ll only see 1 more hike in 2017, at the most (but reserve the…(read more)

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