Email of the day on the Fed's balance sheet
Comment of the Day

July 14 2022

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Email of the day on the Fed's balance sheet

You are sending out comprehensive information that I am not finding anywhere else, addressing multiple markets, which is quite helpful for me as an investor. So that brings up two questions: First, I wonder if you agree that the Fed has already reduced its balance sheet by about $1 trillion dollars? (As I heard recently from one analyst, which, given the rise in the dollar could explain the decline in values of multiple assets...) And, second, given the drop in so many assets: Bitcoin, gold, stocks, uranium recently, metals on the LME, to name a few, are we already actually in a recession, even though not officially labeled by the powers that be, is this, in fact a recessionary event we are proceeding through regardless on any official labeling, in your opinion?

Eoin Treacy's view

Thank you for this question which may be of interest to the Collective. The Fed only began reducing the size of its balance sheet in July. They are starting at a pace of -$47.5 billion and plan to double that to $95 billion in the autumn. The bulk of global quantitative tightening so far has been achieved through the strength of the Dollar.

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