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The Federal Reserve is still battling stubbornly high inflation, along with new concerns over the state of the country's financial system. The concerns have sparked global jitters and can ultimately "trump the inflation objective in the very near term," Krishna Guha, Evercore ISI Vice Chair, tells Yahoo Finance. The Fed is trying to "walk and chew gum at the same time," he says. Much of Wall Street remains split on the Fed's next move. The bar for pausing and the bar for cutting are "very, very different," Guha says. "The bar for pausing is not that high," while the bar for cutting is "much higher" on both a qualitative and quantitative sense, Guha explains. "You can pause on the expectation that things are going to move in a more disinflationary direction. But...you're only cutting upon substantial further realized growth in moving toward inflation heading back toward target," he says. "A severe enough episode..could stomp out the Fed's focus on realized inflation progress." You can watch Guha's entire interview with Brad Smith and Julie Hyman here. Key Video Moments 00:00:21: Fed's inflation objective 00:00:47: The bar for pausing vs. cutting
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SVB hearings, major economic data, and some heavy hitters reporting earnings. There’s a lot going on in the week ahead. Here’s what you need to know: For the first time, members of Congress will grill top banking regulators over the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Top officials from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and Treasury Department are expected to testify on Tuesday and Wednesday on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers try to get to the bottom of why the banks failed. Wall Street will be watching this week for the latest round of economic figures. We’re set to receive 2022 Q4 GDP (final), PCE inflation data, consumer confidence, and fresh information on the health of the housing market. And big time market movers Walgreens (WBA), Carnival Cruise Line (CCL), and Lululemon (LULU) are primed to post their quarterly earnings. Investors will want to keep a close eye for news coming out of those reports. Find more of the latest earnings headlines here.