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Busy Week Ahead For Major Central Banks. Fed Rate Hike Widely Expected

Busy Week Ahead For Major Central Banks. Fed Rate Hike Widely Expected

2 Years ago | December 10, 2017 00:00:00

John M. Bland, MBA, co-founder, global-View.com


Fed Hike a Done Deal  The financial markets have already priced in a 25bp rate hike at the FOMC meeting next week (December 13) with the target range for Fed funds moving higher from 1.00-1.25% to 1.25 to 1.50%. Given that this move is widely discounted, it is difficult to guess how the markets will react to this decision. Markets are always forward looking, but we have to wonder if Fed Chair Yellen will want to hamstring Fed Chair designate Jerome Powell with a a forward rate hike signal in addition to a rates hike before he comes into office early next

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