Here’s a look at key factors that have influenced economies and markets in the current year—and their investment implications for 2017.
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After the European Central Bank spooked investors earlier in the month, policymakers in the United States and Japan emphasized “lower for longer” rate expectations on September 21.
In her closely watched speech at the U.S. Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Fed chair signaled a higher likelihood of a rate hike in December.
It would be the height of irony if the Fed’s critics succeed in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
The central bank's concern for developments overseas may have informed its decision, on March 16, to scale back rate-hike projections.
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s January policy statement acknowledged global market turmoil and implied a less aggressive pace of rate hikes.
Here’s a look at how the benchmark lending rate might respond to the differing policy paths of U.S. and European central banks.
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.
The central bank likely will raise rates at its December meeting. But the move may not play out in the markets the way investors think.