St. Aubin to Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Stocks are really in a difficult position”

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Jerome Powell’s much-anticipated speech Friday did little to resolve the conflict gripping markets late this summer: whether a rapid climb in interest rates spells doom for the surprising 2023 stock-market rally.

The Federal Reserve chair said inflation remains too high and officials are open to raising rates again, if needed, in his address at the Kansas City Fed’s annual symposium. He suggested that interest rates could stay high for the foreseeable future, keeping borrowing costs elevated and, in turn, pressuring stocks as investors more deeply discount the value of future corporate earnings.

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