How the Fed Has Navigated World Events

How the Fed Has Navigated World Events

November 08, 2022

I’ve always been a little cautious when people say, “it’s different this time.” But the table below suggests the Fed is approaching 2022’s inflation differently than other financial events in recent history.

We’ve faced some difficult economic periods since 1984. In each instance, the Fed’s reaction was to ease monetary conditions or hit the pause button with its strategy. But in 2022, with inflation reaching new highs in the U.S. and showing few signs of slowing in other parts of the world, the Fed is tightening by raising interest rates.

There’s no doubt that the Fed is managing through a difficult time, and tightening appears to be the appropriate response. Fed Chair Powell knows that few financial events can be as devastating as high inflation over time – especially for those living on a fixed income.

I remain optimistic that the Fed has a strategy to tame inflation. In the meantime, if you have questions, please let me know. I’m always happy to hear from you.

About Terrell Dinkins, MBA, ChFC®, CDFA®

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Terrell Dinkins, MBA, ChFC®, CDFA® is an investment adviser representative of and offers investment advisory services through OBN Wealth Advisors, LLC, a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State of Georgia and other jurisdictions where registered or exempted. Main Office: 950 Eagles Landing Pkwy, Suite 216, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Tel: 404-723-9780. Website: OBN Wealth Advisors. Image courtesy of pixabay.