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Capital Market Impact

Rising rates continue to impact investor confidence

The focus of investors shifted from the accommodative backdrop provided by fiscal and monetary policy and the improving global economy to the rising rate environment. Since the end of 2020, the rise has accelerated, jumping from 0.92% to a high of 1.60% on February 25 on a combination of rising inflation expectations, the prospect for continued heavy issuance and a “taper tantrum” in reaction to nervousness that the Fed will begin to trim asset purchases.