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The impact of monetary tightening on mortgage rates

The impact of monetary tightening on mortgage rates

Data: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; Graphic: Axios Visuals As central banks around the world rapidly raise interest rates, policymakers outside the United States may find that it has more leverage in terms of demand reduction. The reason comes down to the unique way Americans finance their homes. Why is this important: Americans tend …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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