Markets are not expected to throw a 'taper tantrum' as the Fed moves away from easy policy

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 02, 2021 in New York City.
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The Federal Reserve has clearly broadcast a policy shift and should not create upheaval in markets next week if it decides to speed up the pace of its bond-buying taper and head toward interest rate hikes as expected.