Stock market correction shows Wall Street is anxious about the Fed

jerome powell

Chair Jerome Powell


  • After years of being able to count on low interest
    rates, market participants now face uncertainty about how the
    Federal Reserve could react to the possibility of higher
  • This concern was a driving factor of the stock market’s
  • The sell-off coincided with a changing of the guard at
    the helm of the central bank.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell had quite an eventful first
week on the job. 

It coincided with the
worst week for the stock market
 in two years, which saw
the S&P
 fall 5.3%.

The changing of the guard was just one way in which a new era for
America’s central bank started — one that made investors
uncomfortable this week.

Through most of former Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term, market
participants could count on a stable interest rate…

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