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After Fed Meeting Minutes, Is the ‘Peak Hawkishness’ Narrative Still On?

Markets are fairly evenly split on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 50 basis points or 75bps in September.

August 18, 2022
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This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioChainalysis and FTX US.

On today’s grab bag episode, NLW looks at:

  • Last month’s Fed meeting minutes
  • Professional musical chairs in crypto
  • A new proposed SEC/CFTC disclosure that some think shows mission creep
  • Two new nine-figure crypto venture funds

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at