Is 2017 the year of sector risk & the Fed’s shrinking balance sheet?

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Is 2017 the year of sector risk & the Fed’s shrinking balance sheet?

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Equities: Will 2017 be the Year of Sector Risk?

Video Highlights:
  • 2017 shaping up to be the year of sector risk in equities
  • Financial, energy sectors to gain from rules that cut costs
  • Major healthcare changes will produce winners and losers
  • Regional banks to benefit from Fed interest rate hikes

Will Fed’s Balance Sheet Start to Shrink this Year?

Video Highlights:

  • Fed might start to shrink its massive balance sheet
  • Yield curve to be in play if Fed stops reinvestments
  • Low unemployment, rising inflation favor rate hike