The U.S. Federal Reserve’s January policy statement acknowledged global market turmoil and implied a less aggressive pace of rate hikes.
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The long-awaited interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve is now a reality. Perhaps more important to investors, policymakers indicated that they may not be in a rush to tighten further.
The anticipated tightening move by the U.S. Federal Reserve on December 16 would feature some new wrinkles. Here’s an explanation of the process.
What should investors be monitoring in the wake of the attacks on November 13?
Strong growth in nonfarm payrolls, and an uptick in hourly earnings, increases the odds of a December rate hike.
The U.S. Federal Reserve chair attempted to clarify the central bank’s policy stance on September 24. Investors appear far from convinced.
Besides leaving the fed funds rate unchanged, the U.S. central bank also signaled a measured pace to future interest-rate hikes.
By starting small, the U.S. Federal Reserve could initiate interest-rate hikes without sparking market volatility.
Investor fear recently reached levels not seen since 2008. That’s not justified by current U.S. economic conditions.