No clues on when the central bank will change its current policy will come during its two-day meeting next week, reports say.
The Central Bank Unlikely To Change Policy Even With A Strong Economy
In its place, Fed will release the most optimistic perspective among the statements it published recently.
The likelihood of officials discussing on tempering the purchase of bonds or changing rates is quite low.
Officials of Federal Reserve plan to release the picture of a healthy economy without even hinting at a change of policy.
Investors have nowadays come to trust the central bank. It has promised that it will not take any policy-related facilities without perceiving reliable signs of recovery. For them, the economy is at its hottest in the time period of 40 years. It will remain the same for long only if the Fed continues to have its foot on the pedal, evaluates a trading body. Even the market has come to accept the situation.
For some time, the Fed has been keeping short-term rates at zero from the time the pandemic started. In the meantime, it continued to buy more than $120 billion bond-related assets each month. This led to a great leap in its balance sheet; up to $8 trillion until now. The market, however, was wary of the scenario even when data showed that the economy is getting back on track. When the pressure of inflation began building up, it hoped that the Fed will take measures to mitigate the situation. The Fed is offering the liquidity the market needs to recover. But the only question is as to when it decides to pull the plug on them.
The market is unlikely to receive any clue about it during the two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. This is the agency that takes decisions on the monetary policies of the Central Bank of the country. On the other hand, the market will have a statement with a positive outlook possible. This is perhaps the most optimistic statement the bank has released in recent times.
Investors in Wall Street always wanted the Fed chief to upgrade its view of the economy they also believe that actual upgrade will take some time. The person attracted the market attention when he reiterated that the market is now at an inflexion point in its recovery. He also talked about the steps the economy should to ensure employment to people without any regard for race, gender or ethnicity.
Analysts also believe that the Fed will be more careful during news conferences. It has to practice utmost caution when discussing about possible pullbacks with regard to the purchasing of assets
The current chief of the Fed tells that he will telegraph his announcement of tapering. But observes are of the view that he will avoid it till the last minute. For them, this is a confusing scenario. They don’t expect the telegraph this month. But it may come any time, they suspect.
There exists a discussion in the Wall Street. The Fed may tapering by the end of summer. They expect it to be a gentle pullback in the purchasing of bonds towards the end of this year.
The Fed may want to taper for some time before it can hike, say experts. This, according to them, creates flexibility. A section of the analysts are of the view that the tapering will begin in the second half of this year. By 2022, they expect the reduction to be $15 billion after each meeting. And it is going to be less than the amount it started reducing in 2014. They feel that the funds rate for 2023 is likely to be 0.42%.