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US Fed shrinking balance sheet at a much slower pace than planned earlier

As a result, the yield 10-year US government bond is down 14 per cent in the last seven weeks while the S&P 500 up 11.3 per cent in the period

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US Federal Reserve | bond market | stock markets

Krishna Kant  |  Mumbai 



US Federal Reserve
A rate hike by the central bank largely increases the yields on short duration bonds while a decline in Fed balance sheet raises the yields on long-term bonds

The stock market's worst fears of a "too" hawkish monetary stance by the has turned out to be unfounded. The American central bank is shrinking its balance sheet at a much slower pace than planned earlier which has kept the liquidity conditions in the market much more benign.

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First Published: Wed, August 03 2022. 20:25 IST

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