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Jim O'Neill - Don't Worry So Much About Tapering; the Market Is Well Aware That It Will Happen

December 18, 2013 | About:

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Jim O'Neill thinks that by now the market will not be surprised when the Fed starts to taper.

His point: Tapering is all people have been talking about for a year. This is not going to be a surprise.

When tapering does start he expects it will be done very slowly and very carefully. He does not foresee an immediate bear market for bonds like was experienced in 1994.

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AlbertaSunwapta - 3 months ago

I my view tapering itself isn't anything to worry about, though over time changes in rates will impact earnings in a big way. What tapering can do is trigger other events in unexpected ways and places which can in turn have ripple effects. As a result I try to scan the horizon and maintain a cursory mental list of threats. Small problem abroad can compound and correlate and hit optimally priced domestic equity markets in unexpected ways.

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