The Global Perspective: Taper Tantrum 2.0

The Taper Tantrum in 2013 was triggered by comments from the then central bank governor of the US Federal Reserve (“Fed”), Ben Bernanke, that the Fed intended to slow the pace (“taper”) of its bond purchasing program. At the time, asset prices collapsed over fears that markets would crumble at the cessation of liquidity support provided by the Fed post the Global Financial Crisis.

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