Tom Essaye Quoted in Forbes on March 14th, 2023

Inflation Fell To 6% In February—But Some Experts Fear Banking Crisis Could Make Prices Worse

“If the bank crisis is limited to just a few banks, then the actions taken on Sunday by the Fed and Treasury will prove inflationary,” says Sevens Report analyst Tom Essaye. “By backstopping the depositors, the government has avoided the lion’s share of economic loss from this crisis,” he says, and the $25 billion Bank Term Funding Program, which offers banks loans of up to one year, will increase the Fed’s balance sheet a time when it’s actively trying to shrink it, further reversing the central bank’s recent policy actions, Essaye explains. Click here to read the full article.