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

Those looking for signs of a more dovish Federal Reserve were disappointed.

November 3, 2022
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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.

“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