Is the Fed Done Raising Rates? A Manager Conversation with Ninepoint’s Etienne Bordeleau-Labrecque

After weeks of uncertainty and attempts at predicting the U.S. Federal Reserve’s next pivot, investors finally got the official answer from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at June’s meeting: The Fed will finally pause raising rates. But is the Fed actually done raising rates? Or is this just a temporary lapse?

In this special manager conversation, Sightline Wealth Management’s Warren Gerow speaks with Etienne Bordeleau-Labrecque, vice president and portfolio manager of Ninepoint Partners with more than a decade of experience across various markets and interest rates, to unpack the Fed’s latest comments and shed some light on this pivotal question.

Specifically, Gerow and Bordeleau-Labrecque discuss:

  • Key takeaways from the latest Fed meeting
  • The short-term and potential long-term impacts of the Fed’s comments on the markets
  • Speculations on the rationale behind the Fed’s current rate strategy
  • The current likelihood of the Fed achieving a “soft landing”
  • How a pause in rate hikes may affect the economy
  • How the Bank of Canada’s surprise rate increase compares to the U.S.
  • The probabilities of future rate hikes in both the U.S. and Canada

If you have any questions regarding the Fed’s recent actions and how it may impact your portfolio, please do not hesitate to contact us

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Warren Gerow is an independent investment wealth consultant at Sightline Wealth Management.

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