Monetary Policy Under COVID-19: Actions, Results and Consequences

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Time 10:00am
Delivery Method Webinar
Field of Study Finance - Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 1.00 CPE Hours
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Event Description

This session will present the Fed’s unconventional response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how much firepower it has left. Hear about how effective the tools have been in bringing the financial markets back to normal and how the Fed may further respond to an economy still suffering from COVID-19 in an era of low rates and low inflation. This session will identify the economic and financial variables to keep track of in order to better anticipate the emergence of a recession in the COVID-19 environment. The effect of Quantitative Easing (QE) on long term rates and equities will be examined in detail along with how the latest round of balance sheet expansion by the Fed will continue to impact the markets.

Learning Objectives:  Participants completing this session will be able to:

  • Understand the Feds new tools for conducting monetary policy - how they work and future effectiveness;
  • Determine at what point the Fed’s balance sheet size leads to inflation and consider whether the Fed become insolvent; and
  • Explore how the Fed’s balance sheet expansion impact interest rates, equities and earnings.

Speakers: Dimitri Delis, Managing Director, Financial Strategies, Piper Sandler & Co. and John Balzano, Vice President, Public Finance, Piper Sandler & Co.

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals.
Delivery Method: Internet Based
Program Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: General understanding of economics and finance is helpful but not necessary
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Finance -Technical
NASBA CPE: Earn About 1.0 CPE credit

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