Bank of America: coming “recession shock” possible boon for crypto

As the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy to stop rising prices, Bank of America says there will be a

Bank of America strategists say the macroeconomic picture is getting worse quickly, which could send the U.S. economy into recession as the Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy to stop rising prices.

The Bank of America chief investment strategist, Michael Hartnett, told his clients in a note that "inflation shock" is getting worse, "rate shock" is just beginning, and "recession shock" is coming.

It was also said by the chief investment strategist that "in this context," cash and volatility could outperform bonds and stocks. Bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) could also outperform them.

On Wednesday, April 6, the Federal Reserve said that it will start taking assets off of its $9 trillion balance sheet, which is a lot of money. This process will start at the Fed's meeting in early May.

Bank of America: coming “recession shock” possible boon for crypto
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There will be double the amount of quantitative tightening done

Unlike the Fed's previous "quantitative tightening" exercises, this one will be carried out almost twice as quickly. It will be done at rates not seen since the early 1980s.

People think the central bank will raise its main interest rate by 50 basis points, which is twice as much as they thought and said earlier.

Bank of America said that during the week of April 4, emerging market equity funds attracted $5.3 billion, the most in ten weeks, while emerging market debt funds attracted $2.2 billion, their best week since September 2021.

There have also been eight weeks of outflows from European stocks totaling $1.6 billion. In the week of April 4, US stocks added $1.5 billion, their second week of inflows.

CryptoSlate reported on April 7 that Bank of America isn't the only Wall Street bank that is worried about macroeconomic shocks coming soon.

Bill Dudley, the chief economist at Goldman Sachs, used to be the president of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. Dudley thinks that "to be effective, [the Federal Reserve] will have to inflict more losses on stock and bond investors than it has so far."

The Fed wants stock prices to fall.

Short-term interest rate rises have little effect on most people in modern society, says Dudley. This is because many mortgages in the U.S. are set at a fixed rate for a long time.

He thinks the market is focused on the fact that interest rates will have to be lower in the next few years. As a result, the markets aren't going down as much as the Fed would like. Investors think that when inflation is under control, the market will go up again.

It's what Dudley says:

“[The Federal Reserve] will have to shock markets to achieve the desired response. This would mean hiking the federal funds rate considerably higher than currently anticipated. One way or another, to get inflation under control, the Fed will need to push bond yields higher and stock prices lower.”

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