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Double-Edged Sword: Yellen And Trump Drive Dollar And Bond Yields Higher

Double-Edged Sword: Yellen And Trump Drive Dollar And Bond Yields Higher

3 Years ago | November 20, 2016 00:00:00

John M. Bland, MBA

Fed Chair Yellen Confirms Rate Hike
In testimony to a joint committee of the House and Senate, Fed Chair Yellen signaled that the central bank will likely be hiking its Fed Funds target by 25bps to a range of 0.50% to 0.75% on December 14. Although she was not explicit, in the context of her testimony the markets interpreted her comments as a clear rate hike signal. A rate hike had not been in doubt even before Donald Trump had beaten Hillary Clinton for President. However the view at that time was that it

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