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The markets rallied after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s press conference on the heels of another 25-basis point hike, only to reverse two days later in the wake of the blowout jobs report (more on that below). The reversal shows that markets were too quick to dismiss Powell’s insistence that inflation poses a risk of being persistently high. Investors were brought back to earth with evidence of a stubbornly strong job market, a lingering labor shortage and hawkish speeches from FOMC members.
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