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Morgan Stanley to Traders: Knee-Jerk Fed Chair Move Won't Last

  • Strategists say fade bond reaction after Trump announcement
  • Fed officials likely to set up a December hike after meeting
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Investors Are Focused on Next Fed Chair Pick

However the bond market reacts to President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, Morgan Stanley has some simple advice: do the opposite.

Whether it’s Fed Governor Jerome Powell, the favorite in betting markets, or someone else such as John Taylor, Kevin Warsh or Janet Yellen, the knee-jerk move in Treasury yields won’t last long, according to Matthew Hornbach, Morgan Stanley’s global head of interest-rate strategy. He recommends fading the initial reaction to each of them within the first month. If Powell gets the nod, do it in the first week.