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Powell: Guidance around Fed Tapering Could Come at Next Meeting
By / September 22, 2021

Substantial further progress toward maximum employment “all but met,” Fed chair says.

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Podcast: Powell Suggests Tapering, NFTs Boom, and Layer 1 Wars Heat Up
By / August 28, 2021

Get your macro fix with Blockworks’ own Mike Ippolito and Tyler Neville.

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Powell: Tapering Might Begin This Year, Rate Hike Far Off
By / August 27, 2021

Powell said that the central bank may begin tapering its $120 billion/month asset purchases this year, although a rate hike will not be coming soon.

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Fed Chair Powell: Economy Depends on Covid Path
By / July 28, 2021

FOMC still seeking to achieve maximum employment and 2% inflation rate over the longer run.

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Powell: A CBDC Would Make Cryptocurrencies Obsolete
By / July 14, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said a strong argument in favor of a US digital dollar is the CBDC’s ability to undermine cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.

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Inflation Runs Hot, Fed Unlikely to Make Any Changes
By / July 13, 2021

The CPI surged 5.4% in the year ending in June, the largest year-over-year gain since 2008, but the numbers are unlikely to influence Fed policy anytime soon.

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US Stocks Continue to Rise After Slew of Fed News: Markets Wrap
By / June 25, 2021

U.S. equities whipsawed following the Fed’s mildly-hawkish announcement last week. The Dow spiraled after Chair Powell hinted at interest rate hikes, benchmarking its worst stretch in over six months. But the index rallied this week, after Powell reassured investors that a 5% inflation environment would be unacceptable.

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Data Round Up: What Jobless Claims, GDP Mean for the Fed
By / June 24, 2021

Weekly initial jobless claims and gross domestic product growth rates were released Thursday as economists and consumers await Friday’s core personal consumption expenditures data.

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Wall Street Indexes Advance Record Highs Ahead of Bank Stress Tests Results; Bitcoin Rallies Again: Markets Wrap
By / June 24, 2021

Despite its volatility, crypto keeps attracting more and more venture capitalists. VC firm Andreessen Horowitz raised $2.2 billion for Crypto Fund III. The venture giant now allocates $3 billion to the asset class.

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Cryptos Rebound; US Stocks Mixed After Fed Assures No Rush to Raise Interest Rates: Markets Wrap
By / June 23, 2021

Bitcoin shot up 10%, rallying to $35,000, after plunging the day before to a five-month low for the cryptocurrency.

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