No Pivot and Higher Terminal Rate Talk at FOMC Send Markets Back Down

The Breakdown

04-11-2022 • 15 mins

This episode is sponsored by, Circle and FTX US.   On today’s episode, NLW covers Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Nominally the big news was the fourth consecutive 75 bps rate hike. But the big news was Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell used the presser as an occasion to again remind markets that any talk of pivots or changes is premature. In fact, he shared that data received since September was likely leading the Fed to revise upwards estimates of where it believes the peak federal funds rate will need to land.  - Nexo Pro allows you to trade on the spot and futures markets with a 50% discount on fees. You always get the best possible prices from all the available liquidity sources and can earn interest or borrow funds as you wait for your next trade. Get started today on - Circle, the sole issuer of the trusted and reliable stablecoin USDC, is our sponsor for today’s show. USDC is a fast, cost-effective solution for global payments at internet speeds. Learn how businesses are taking advantage of these opportunities at Circle’s USDC Hub for Businesses. - FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today. - “The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “War” by Enoch Yang. Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at

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