Lawry Knopp, VP-Funding & Hedging
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The Federal Reserve remains the primary driver of interest rates as central bankers seek to slow the rate of inflation by tightening monetary policy rates and shrinking its investment holdings through quantitative tightening. Economic data are signaling continued resilience in the labor market and persistent inflation, which will likely provide support for more rate hikes by the Fed.Read Article
U.S. monetary policy has been the primary market driver over the past several months. The market is also being confronted with higher levels of equity market volatility, developments related to the war in Ukraine as it moves from invasion to occupation and increased uncertainty in the global economic growth outlook.Read Article