Could the Fed cut short its balance sheet plans?

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This month, the Federal Reserve sent its strongest message on a potential rate cut since beginning its tightening cycle in 2016. But could plans to end its balance sheet unwind also be on the cards?

Earlier this year, the Fed announced its plans to slow the pace of the balance sheet reduction programme, known by some as “quantitative tightening”, with the goal of concluding it at the end of September.

Since announcing the normalisation plans in 2014, the Fed has consistently signalled that it

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