Global Forecast (6-21-2021)


Key Dates

June 21 – Ethiopia parliamentary election.

June 22 – Brazil central bank minutes release.

June 22 – US existing home sales for May.

June 22 – Federal Reserve head Jerome Powell testifies on economic outlook before the Joint Economic Committee, including a question-answer session. The Fed made its long-expected hawkish pivot last week, shifting forward economic projections that had previously seen no rate increases until 2024. The latest dot plot sees at least two hikes in 2023. Markets will be monitoring Powell’s testimony for signs of a taper in the Fed’s asset purchasing program. Despite the tonal shift on interest rates, last week’s meeting made no mention of the QE, maintaining a rate of $120 billion in monthly purchases.

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