By: Tom Gentile
on January 26th, 2022
Did the Fed Surprise the Markets?
The expectation was the Fed would not raise rates today. And they didn’t, so no surprise there.
Expectations of the first quarter point hike possibly happening in March was re iterated to day so no surprise there.
What was a surprise is the prospect of how many rate hikes are possible this year. It seems there is a possibility now for them to increase from 3-4 to up as much as 5 of them. The words Chairman Powell used was they have “quite a bit of room” to raise interest rates before it would hurt the labor market.
Where to Consider Putting Your Money to Work in the Markets if you See More Selling to Come
The choice of trading options in a bullish or bearish fashion faces us all. The markets were trading higher on the day for the third day in a row up until after the Fed decision and then they all reversed course and traded lower on the day.
If you have conviction for the markets trading lower look at a list of Unusually High Put Option activity and it just so happens my app HAS that list.
App: Toms Option Tools
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