BlackRock Commentary: Fed catches up with restart reality
The Fed surprised markets by embracing higher inflation and heralding a lift-off from zero rates in 2023, rather than 2024. BlackRock think this could add to its new framework’s credibility as long as last week’s fall in inflation expectations does not persist. Ultimately, the Fed’s outlook implies a more muted response to rising inflation than in the past. This and the economic restart keep them pro-risk.