Axonic on Bloomberg: Analyzing the Fed’s Approach

Mar 7, 2024 | In the News

Axonic Capital’s Director of Research Peter Cecchini recently appeared live on Bloomberg’s Real Yield to discuss the impact of the current economic situation, inflation trends and possible actions. Peter shared his insights on the potential for the Fed to cut rates and the possibility of a weakening economy.

The Fed is waiting for a downward inflation trend before deciding on rate cuts. This approach has been met with criticism and praise alike. Peter shared his thoughts on the Fed’s leniency in handling financial conditions, stating, “I think the real question is not whether the Fed cuts, it’s the reason the Fed feels like it must cut…And I do believe we’re going to see the data weaken very quickly in the second half of the year.”

When asked if he believes the Federal Reserve’s increased focus on balance sheet reduction could lead to a financial tantrum, Peter responded, “I don’t think that’s likely. And that’s because of my views on a weaker economy later in the year. And so I think a flight to quality will keep the long end in check.”

The Fed’s approach to inflation, rate cuts and balance sheet management will continue to be a significant point of discussion this year. As we move forward, it will be crucial to monitor the economy for signs of a downward trend in inflation, prepare for potential market volatility if the Fed does not cut rates this year and keep an eye on financial conditions and asset markets for signs of inflation.

If you have any questions about Axonic’s economic outlook throughout 2024 and what you can do to prepare your portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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