Stakes High as Emerging Markets Await Fed Taper Plans

The Federal Reserve reveals the outcome of its latest meeting today, including revised economic outlooks and a new ‘dot plot’ survey of future rate hikes.

Though the prospect of a rate hike is still on the distant horizon, with the vast majority of those polled in the previous dot plot envisioning increases starting in 2023, the matter of winding down the Fed’s unprecedented COVID-19 monetary stimulus efforts is one of far greater immediacy, with many betting that today’s statement will hint at a bond-buying winddown commencing in November.

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