Billionaire investor and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones believe that a halt in the United States Federal Reserve’s (Fed) interest rate hikes could benefit stock prices. According to Jones, declining inflation readings over the past year suggest that the Fed may stop tightening in the coming months, potentially leading to an increase in the prices of risk assets such as stocks and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
Although BTC prices are sensitive to macroeconomic factors, an accommodative monetary environment could increase the funds available for investment in riskier assets. Jones expects stock prices to recover gradually by the end of 2023 but is not excessively bullish.
Some commentators attribute the current state of monetary policy to the banking industry’s recent troubles, with some banks blaming the Fed’s rate hikes for worsening the financial crisis in the United States.