FOMC mulls ‘predictable’ balance sheet wind-down

Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting
FOMC discuss unwinding of balance sheet

To promote a “rapid normalisation” of the size US Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, one member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has suggested setting a “minimum pace” for reductions in mortgage-backed securities holdings.

At the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting, members of the FOMC discussed how to approach balance sheet normalisation, the majority agreeing reductions in securities holdings should be conducted at a “gradual and predictable pace”.

“Many participants

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