"Markets don't appreciate how close the Fed is to its goals," and thus tightening is the warning from the usually quite dovish Jim Bullard.
- BULLARD SAYS MARKETS DON'T APPRECIATE HOW CLOSE FED IS TO GOALS
- BULLARD SAYS HE'S TRYING TO PUT EMPHASIS ON CLOSENESS TO GOALS
- BULLARD: MARKETS SHOULD BE PRICING IN RATE INCREASES BASED ON WHAT THE FED SAYS
- BULLARD: ECONOMY SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE IT IF WE BEGIN TO PULL BACK FROM WHERE MONETARY POLICY IS NOW
Remember, don't fight the fed - unless they say sell?
And it seems the market that is 'wrong' is stocks; as bond yields continue to tumble to 4-week lows. Consider for a moment the many reasons why bonds would be here and now thanks to Bullard, they are front-running the equity sell-off (knowing that once stocks dump, it will all go into duration).