Back to Square One: Fed Cuts Rates to Zero, Market Responds

March 17, 2020 | Ben Mohr, CFA, Director of Fixed Income

In response to the Fed’s emergency rate cut of 100 basis points over the weekend that brought the target fed funds rate to 0.00%–0.25%, the S&P 500 plunged 12% on Monday (March 16th). This is likely a sign that the markets believe that monetary stimulus is not enough to stave off a coronavirus-triggered recession.

The following newsletter includes Marquette’s assessment of the situation as well as perspectives on liquidity, fiscal stimulus, positioning, and expectations for the economy and financial markets in the coming months.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

Ben Mohr, CFA
Director of Fixed Income

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