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Newsfeed: No Pivot? BOE Says Rate Hikes Will Continue – Inflation Must Be Stopped

Newsfeed: No Pivot? BOE Says Rate Hikes Will Continue – Inflation Must Be Stopped

In a market environment where the only hope left is a central bank pivot away from rate hikes and back to QE, any slight detour by any central bank in the west is now put under a microscope with excitement as if stocks are about to be saved. The Bank of England’s minimal intervention in long term gilt purchases to stave off a collapse in the UK pension system recently had investors buzzing with dreams that this was the beginning of a pivot by other central banks back to stimulus. This is not the case.

Newsfeed: Here Are Some Things The Fed Will Break If It ‘Contains Inflation’

Newsfeed: Here Are Some Things The Fed Will Break If It ‘Contains Inflation’

Investors globally are wondering – after CPI sent the ‘peak inflation’ narrative to the bottom of the ocean and Powell’s Jackson Hole speech (and this FOMC statement and press conference) crushed the ‘Fed Pivot’ narrative – what other potential indicators/signals (aside from a multi-month slowdown in inflation of course) could prompt Powell and his pals to back off their uber-hawkishness?

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