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Jay Powell, the US economy’s new leader

The stockmarkets took a real rollercoaster ride the week of February 5, with the Dow Jones plummeting more than 1,100 points in a single day’s trading on February 5, the most severe decline in its history in number of points, although only 4.6% in relative terms as compared to the 22.6% crash on October 19, 1987.

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BlackRock's Rick Rieder on Fed Policy Statement

In its policy statement, the Fed subtly upgraded its outlook for inflation and said conditions would warrant “further” interest rate increases, suggesting to us that a policy rate hike at the March meeting is all but a foregone conclusion.

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State Street Comments on Federal Open Market Committee Meeting

In reaction to today’s US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, Lee Ferridge, head of multi-asset strategy for North America at State Street Global Markets, Sophia Ferguson, senior portfolio manager for active fixed income and currency at State Street Global Advisors and Antoine Lesné, EMEA head of ETF strategy at SPDR ETFs, part of State Street Global Advisors, offer their views.

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Jerome Powell – President of the Federal Reserve

Jerome Powell nomination as President of the Federal Reserve has not created a disruption*. He was in Janet Yellen’s line on macroeconomics and on monetary policy. Nevertheless he is perceived as more market friendly on regulation than Yellen.

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