Hawkish


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Hawkish

An aggressive tone. For example, if the Federal Reserve uses hawkish language to describe the threat of inflation, one could reasonably expect stronger actions from the Fed. There is a similar application to CEO describing an important issue that a firm faces. Opposite of Dovish.

Hawkish

Describing a statement from the Federal Reserve indicating that it may raise interest rates. The statement is called hawkish because it indicates that the Fed believes that the inflation rate is high enough to warrant concern. See also: Dovish.
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