AMEX:VTI   Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
Quantitative Tightening started last Wednesday, June 1st, 2022. FOMC will be undertaking a “phased approach” of quantitative tightening measures beginning with a 3-month period of unwinding $30 billion of Treasuries and $17.5 billion mortgage-backed securities beginning on June 1, 2022. By September, 2022 these caps would increase to $60 billion and $35 billion, respectively. So $47.5 billion per month for the first three months. After this, the total amount to be reduced increases to $95 billion a month, with policymakers prepared to modify their stance should it be necessary to do in the light of economic and financial developments.

June $47.5B
July $47.5B
August $47.5B
September $95B
October $95B
November $95B
December $95B
Total QT 2022 = $522.5B

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that real gross domestic product, or GDP, will grow 3.1% in 2022, driven by consumer spending and demand for services, according to the report released Wednesday 5/25/22. It revised its estimates for GDP growth in 2023 and 2024 upward to 2.2% and 1.5%, respectively, but still below this year’s pace. Here’s what the CBO sees for the U.S. economy at the end of each year:

Real GDP: 3.1% in 2022, 2.2% in 2023, and 1.5% in 2024.
Inflation (measured by CPI ): 4.7% in 2022, 2.7% in 2023 and 2.3% in 2024.
Unemployment rate: 3.7% in 2022, 3.6% in 2023 and 3.8% in 2024.
Federal funds rate: 1.9% in 2022, and 2.6% in 2023.

On Friday, 6/3/22 the Record unemployment rate is still holding steady at 3.6% for a 3rd straight month. U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in May 2022 and maintained a fairly strong pace of wage increases. Disposable personal income increased $216.6 billion, or 4.8 percent, in the first quarter 2022, compared with an increase of $20.1 billion, or 0.4 percent, in the fourth quarter. Real disposable personal income decreased 2.0 percent, compared with a decrease of 5.6 percent. Personal saving was $1.21 trillion in the first quarter 2022, compared with $1.39 trillion in the fourth quarter. The personal saving rate—personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income—was 6.6 percent in the first quarter, compared with 7.7 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Comment: Don't forget next week 6/17 is quadruple witching and FOMC rate meeting 6/15.
Comment: CPI up, market down.
Comment: VTI share buy


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