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Wealth Insights | US | Economy

Significant Sell-offs May Provide a Rare Window of Opportunity

By Citi Wealth Insights |
CIO’s view is that when investors see a peak in interest rates, a recovery in growth stocks may occur. While volatility in some of our Unstoppable Trends is higher than the broader market, CIO strategists have identified areas like fintech, clean energy, electric vehicles, and biotech that deserve high valuations due to their growth and long-term value creation.
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US | Economy

Fed Rate Hike Likely to Begin in March

By Citi Global Wealth Investments |
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the Fed Funds rates unchanged at 0-0.25%, but indicated that a rate hike beginning in March was extremely likely.
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Equities | US

Fast Money Out, Wise Money Steady

By Citi Global Wealth Investments |
The Fed’s policy communications showed impatience with the present inflation backdrop and a desire to tighten monetary policy more quickly. US monetary policy uncertainty has been a “tipping point” for the liquidation of US financial assets, first led by fixed income, then the most highly valued speculative growth stocks, and now higher quality assets
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US | Economy

The Fed May Act Rationally to Normalize Policies

By Citi Global Wealth Investments |
It was a tumultuous week in markets, with investors on edge, worrying how far central banks may go to stamp out inflation. Since January 3, the S&P 500 index has sunk 8% while the Nasdaq is down 12%.
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Equities | US

Implications of Fed Tightening on Tech Stocks

By Citi Global Wealth Investments |
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fed injected liquidity into the financial system while driving interest rates to zero, which in turn, pushed investors to take more risk. Now, with the expectation of higher rates and diminished lending from the Fed’s balance sheet, the market is revaluing fast-growing but highly speculative businesses, as demonstrated by the selloff in many tech stocks.
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Fixed Income | US

US Rates Market Ponders Fed Taper and Rising Energy Prices

By Citi Global Wealth Investments |
One of the likely reasons for the shift higher in rates is the prospect of the Fed buying less Treasuries as it phases out of QE by the end of next summer.
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