The Fed Tapers and the Growth SLOWS
If you’ve ever been caught up in a case of really bad timing, then you probably know what the Fed is feeling right about now.
This morning, we received a dismal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) print that showed economic growth SLOWED to an adjusted annual rate of just 0.1% since the beginning of the year. That’s very, very poor, especially when you consider what the Fed just announced.
As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) opted to continue the “taper” of its current bond-buying program, announcing via the FOMC statement that it would reduce its monthly bond purchases to $45 billion from $55 billion. The decision was widely anticipated and the vote within the Fed was unanimous.
Read more about how the markets reacted to the Fed’s decision at Eagle Daily Investor.