Stocks beat an immediate retreat after the Fed raised rates by 25 basis points Wednesday, but that quickly changed as investors dissected the Fed’s statement and a press conference from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. There seems to be hope that the long upward movement in rates could be approaching a finale.
The market gyrated after the Fed’s 50-basis-point rate hike and economic projections, finishing lower on the day. As investors eyeballed the central bank’s dot-plot of future rate projections, the picture seemed dimmer for Wall Street.
The Fed provides a quarterly “dot plot” with its monetary policy projections for the next several years that can help investors glean the Fed’s thinking about the future.
The industrial and precious metals market is a key component for investing, trading, and understanding the market. Learn how this market may affect economic growth and sentiment.
The Federal Reserve responded to last week’s hotter-than-expected CPI report and colder-than-expected consumer sentiment report by raising the overnight rate 75 basis points.
In today’s investing climate, having a deeper understanding of bond duration can be vital as interest rates have declined significantly.
Treasury rates can be thought of as the backbone of the global economy. You can use the yield curve, which is a measure of interest rate expectations, to get an idea of economic conditions and trends.
The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, hosted by the Kansas City Fed, pulled together central bankers and economic policymakers from across the world. Here’s what transpired at the 2018 gathering.
Annuities might be a good way to protect principal or guarantee retirement income. Learn how rising interest rates might affect annuity rates.
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