Will market turmoil drive the Fed to taper the taper?

Fed’s Taper: Good for Housing Markets? by Ron D’Vari, CEO, NewOak [Ron’s bio] The Federal Reserve open market committee announced that it will reduce purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities and Treasuries by $5 billion each starting in January.

The taper worked! The Fed began scaling back its massive stimulus program in December, reducing its monthly bond purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion. The moment was a critical test of both the Fed’s ability to begin to distance itself from the aggressive steps it has taken to support the economy and the markets’ ability to stomach that shift.

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Notably, all this turbulence resulted not from an actual tightening or even a threat of tightening but simply a hint that the Fed would soon taper its purchases and. on capital flows from the U.S.”.

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If either of the factors discussed here were to reverse – i.e., a market repricing up to an old neutral for the fed funds rate or a market-unfriendly change in the Fed’s balance sheet normalization framework – another taper tantrum could result.

Consensus that the Fed would extend its $10bn taper from December with a further $10 bn taper today (reducing the monthly flow to a ‘mere’ $65 billion per month – $30bn MBS, $35bn TSY) was spot on. We suspect the view, despite the clear interconnectedness of markets (and flows), of the FOMC is that "it’s not our problem, mate" when it comes to EM turmoil.*FED TAPERS BOND BUYING TO $65 BLN.

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Santelli Exchange: Tapering the taper Dr Yellen’s first appearance as central bank chief before Congress was a near-seamless transition from her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, as she emphasised “continuity" in the Fed’s easy-money policies.

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