Bonds Bite Back: How and When Will the Fed Respond?

Published on
March 4th, 2021
23 minutes

Bonds, Commodities, and the Fed’s Moment of Truth

Bonds Bite Back: How and When Will the Fed Respond?

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Peter Boockvar and Ed Harrison

Published on: March 4th, 2021 • Duration: 23 minutes

Peter Boockvar, CIO of Bleakley Advisory Group and editor of The Boock Report, joins Real Vision managing editor Ed Harrison to break down today’s volatile price action in bonds and high beta stocks. Boockvar explains that Fed Chairman Powell’s dovish comments earlier in the day triggered another sell-off in bonds as the market, emphasizing their fear of inflationary pressures to come in 2021, pushed back on the Fed for staying the course. Harrison and Boockvar explore a few different scenarios where the Fed could begin to move against the rise in rates including ramping up their bond buying programs and implementing yield curve control. They also examine the consequences of these actions and the possibility that the Fed will refrain from intervening until markets begin to break. Finally, Boockvar discusses equities, considering the potential winners and losers in this environment.