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What to expect from QT

We expect the Fed to reduce its asset holdings by more than $3trn over the next couple of years, enough to bring the balance sheet back in line with its pre-pandemic level as a share of GDP. That shouldn’t have a major impact on the economy but, with quantitative tightening (QT) coming alongside an aggressive normalisation of interest rates, the Fed might end QT prematurely if economic conditions sour. 

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