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Fed Policy and the Business Cycle

Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO, stops by CNN International on the morning of the FOMC meeting to discuss the Fed’s ability to delay the timing of the next recession.

September 18, 2019

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The Fed is boxed into a quarter of a point rate cut.
  • To send a clearer signal that the Fed wants to avoid recession it should rip off the band-aid and cut rates by a half a percent.
  • The question of recession is not if, but when. According to Guggenheim’s models, there is over a 50 percent chance a recession will begin within the next year.
  • Putting a lid on rates and expanding the money supply was a fundamental problem in the 1970s that set off an inflation spiral. Today the Fed has to avoid losing control of the balance sheet.


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