What the Fed’s ‘Hawkish’ Turn Means for Bitcoin

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Yesterday in the wake of the FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve signaled a hawkish turn. Asset purchases will be tapered at twice the speed, and the Fed is now anticipating three rate hikes next year. So why, in the wake of all that, are risk assets going up, and five-year inflation expectations climbing?

See also: Bitcoin Holds Steady as BOE Hikes Interest Rate, ECB to Reduce Crisis-Era Stimulus

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