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the Fed's two major challenges in the short term are to avoid market pessimism turning into self-fulfilling expectations and to adjust its monetary policy strategy, with the aim of strengthening its credibility with regard to target inflation.
March 5, 2019
US | On Principles:Fed does about-face on operational framework and balance sheet strategy
Tweaks to Fed balance sheet strategy and operational framework. Fed to reach terminal balance level in 2019. New principled approach not without risks.
This Agenda presents the diffusion calendar for 2019 of economic indicators and relevant monetary policy events of Mexico and the United States; dates of important events such as the meetings of various relevant international entities such as: World Economic Forum, World Bank and International Monetary Fund; electoral calen…
The strong downward revision of economic forecasts published by the European Commission last week had a substantial impact on the financial markets, leading to questions about whether the evident slowdown that we are currently experiencing could be more serious than previously thought and culminate in some kind of recession.
The adjustment that took place in financial markets towards the end of 2018 was mainly brought about by worsening macroeconomic data at the global level, particularly in the manufacturing sector, and much influenced by the trade tensions between the US and China.
Is this the beginning of the end? Fears that the answer may be yes, due to the US economy’s going into recession and a marked slowdown in China’s growth, both in 2020, explain the sharp correction in financial markets at the end of 2018.
The high volatility and sharp falls in stock markets which have been dominating global markets these past few days leave a bitter year-end taste and raise quite a few questions for 2019. This past year 2018 was never going to be easy, with the environment of abundant liquidity and low interest rates drawing to a close.
Since Donald Trump took office in 2017, the United States has embarked on a process of easing and recalibration of its financial regulation. While this process will not entail a dismantling of its regulatory framework, it is certainly the largest overhaul made since the last financial crisis.