WisdomTree Insights

At today’s FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve downshifted its pace of rate hikes, this time lowering the “speed limit” to 25 basis points (bps), down from December’s 50 bps increase. Kevin Flanagan outlines what this means for the economy and inflation and what to expect from the Fed going forward.
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So far, in 2023, the topic of a possible default has been a “hot-button” one. Kevin Flanagan discusses high-yield securities and highlights our U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (WFHY) as a potential solution.
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While the dual mantras of “don’t fight the Fed” and “don’t fight the tape” continue to battle it out, Kevin Flanagan discusses one aspect of monetary policy decision-making that is getting short shrift: financial conditions.
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As we begin 2023, most economic and macro outlooks seem to be all on the same page. Kevin Flanagan discusses how these outlooks could possibly change as the year progresses.
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While the outcome of the December FOMC meeting did not offer any big surprises, the U.S. Treasury market’s response has left some feeling a little perplexed. Kevin Flanagan analyzes the market’s response and what it means as we head into the new year.
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The Fed delivered another outsized rate hike at today’s FOMC meeting, but this time it was ‘only’ by 50 basis points. As a result, the Fed Funds trading range will end 2022 and begin the new year at 4.25%–4.50%. Kevin Flanagan outlines what this means for the markets and discusses what to expect from the Fed going into 2023.
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