The days of abnormal monetary policy are over

Jonathan Pain  |  The Pain Report  |  23 February 2022  |  0.50 CE

Since the Asian and Long-Term Capital Management crisis of 1998, when Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan rescued the markets, Wall Street has called the shots, forcing the US central bank into spectacular interventions and U-turns. Asset prices in general have been pumped full of unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus. With US inflation at a 40-year high, and the housing and labour markets red hot, the US Fed has finally taken a distinct and meaningful step forward on the path back to normal. Central banks around the world have begun to follow suit and we’ve now seen ...

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