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Hawks vs. Bulls: The Fed Clashes With Optimistic Investors

Markets and the Federal Reserve aren’t seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to what’s best for the economy.

January 30, 2023
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On today’s episode, NLW previews the Federal Open Markets Committee meeting this week. While most still believe the Federal Reserve will raise rates by just 0.25%, there is a growing sense the hike will be accompanied by some harsh talk for a market the Fed thinks is getting overly optimistic around rapidly loosening financial conditions.

“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 sponsor today is “Swoon” by Falls. Image credit: kevin willans/500px/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at