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Federal Reserve Policy and Outlook

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire

Topics shared in this publication are:The Federal Reserve is using both of its major monetary policy tools, the short-term overnight interest rate (federal funds rate) and purchases of long-maturity U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, known as Quantitative Easing (QE), to support financial markets and the economy.In December 2021 the Fed accelerated the “taper” of its QE purchases and is expected to be done buying securities in March 2022.

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A High Wire Act in Congress, With All Eyes on the (Debt) Ceiling

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
Highline walker balancing on the rope concept of risk taking and challenge

September 23, 2021Debt ceiling negotiations in Congress have returned to the spotlight, as they do every few years. Current estimates suggest the U.S. Treasury will be unable to meet its payment obligations starting between mid-October to early November.Markets are watching closely because failure on the part of Congress to raise or suspend the debt ceiling ahead of that deadline could raise the risk of the U.S. Treasury defaulting on its debt, which would be an unprecedented event.

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Can Engagement Curb Cybersecurity Risk?

Jessica Blitz |
Wilmington Wire
Cyber security IT engineer working on protecting network against cyberattack from hackers on internet. Secure access for online privacy and personal data protection. Hands typing on keyboard and PCB

September 22, 2021—At a White House cybersecurity summit in August, President Biden described cybersecurity as a “core national security challenge… and the federal government can’t meet this challenge alone,” in a blunt assessment of our critical infrastructure resiliency. The issue of cybersecurity is hardly new and is only growing as we move towards an increasingly digitized world.

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