QT is Why the Dollar is Strong

The Federal Reserve’s aggressive plans for tightening this year is the main reason for robust dollar demand but the prospect of Quantitative Tightening, which is the opposite of quantitative easing caused investors to shrug off mixed data and step up their purchases this month. 

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Yield Harvesting the RSX

Oil continues to hover near multi year highs with yesterday’s surprise inventory draw numbers only adding to the bullish posture of the market. Although the Biden administration has made several attempts to jawbone the price of oil lower, first by appealing to OPEC to increase production and them hinting that it may release some stockpiles from the SPR reserve most analysts believe that crude and the whole hydrocarbon complex will at very minimum remain steadily bid for the foreseeable future.

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