Stocks fall on Wednesday as Fed worries about imminent rate lift

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Stocks fall on Wednesday as Fed worries about imminent rate lift

On Monday, Europe's stock market declined as the Federal Reserve worries about its imminent rate liftoff raised concerns about the Federal Reserve's imminent rate liftoff. Tech stocks were among the biggest decliners as the Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped more than 1%, on track for the biggest two-day slump since November. In Asia, the index of Chinese tech firms fell by the most in nearly three weeks. After one of the worst stretches for global shares last week since thepandemic, the U.S. equity futures pared an advance that had stirred tentative hopes of some respite. We apologize, but this video didn't load.

You can see other videos from our team by tapping here. The Fed is expected to signal a March hike in interest rates and balance sheet reduction later this year to fight inflation. Ebbing of the stimulus is forcing a rethink of the economic and market outlook. How will the policy shift affect fixed income? The Treasury 10 year yield fell along with rates on most European bonds. A dollar gauge went up. Aside from the Fed, earnings updates from titans such as Apple Inc. will influence sentiment in the days to come after an uneven start to the reporting season. Tech stocks have suffered the brunt of an equity selloff this year, while some less richly valued parts of the market have held up better. Julian Emanuel, chief equity and quantitative strategist at Evercore ISI, wrote in a note that there is likely a longer term rotation toward value stocks measured in quarters, not weeks. The investors should be patient in committing new capital to equities, because they should keep a balanced view. The economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. believe that the Fed will tighten monetary policy more aggressively this year than the Wall Street bank anticipates. A March lift-off and four hikes in 2022 are already priced in, according to Xavier Chapard, global macro strategist at Credit Agricole CIB. We expect Chair Powell to remain hawkish and not offer any pushback. They are not supportive of risky assets. The volatile criptocurrency sector fell below $35,000, extending a plunge over the past three days. Since November highs, digital coins have lost $1 trillion in value. A commodities gauge remains near a record level, driven in part by a rally in oil that is helping to spur global price pressures.

Russia's MOEX index slumped by almost 2.5% as traders watched U.S. Russia tension over Ukraine. Russia is continuing a military buildup near the Ukrainian border, but denies that it is planning a further invasion of the nation. The U.S. ordered family members to leave Ukraine at its embassy in Kyiv. For more market analysis, read our MLIV blog. Earnings are due to companies such as Apple, Boeing, GE, 3 M, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics and TeslaPMIs for Eurozone, France, Germany, U.K. and Australia, TuesdayAustralia CPI, WednesdayBank of Canada interest-rate decision, WednesdayEIA crude oil inventory report, WednesdayU.S. The fourth quarter GDP growth data, plus U.S. initial jobless claims and durable goods, was released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Consumer sentiment, consumer income, consumer sentiment figures from the University of Michigan, were released Friday.

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