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.
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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.
Strong growth in nonfarm payrolls, and an uptick in hourly earnings, increases the odds of a December rate hike.
A change in language in the U.S. Federal Reserve's October policy statement may signal a greater probability of a December tightening.
September’s disappointing jobs report stifles expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike this year.
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.