Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited with cooling stock market returns and boosting the value of other speculative assets by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve piled up trillions of dollars in bonds during the 2008 financial crisis and especially the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Investors and policymakers perhaps they underestimate what happens when the…