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Janet Yellen and The Fed Do Not Disappoint The Markets

Janet Yellen and The Fed Do Not Disappoint The Markets

2 Years ago | December 17, 2017 00:00:00

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


Fed Raises Fed Funds Target By 25bps  On Wednesday December 13, the FOMC announced a +25bp hike in its Fed Funds target range to 1.25-1.50% from 1.00-1.25%. This hike was as widely expected, after having been signaled by the Fed. The Fed also released its quarterly “dot plots” forecasts for the Fed Funds rate in 2018. It showed members of the committee as a group were expecting three rate hikes in the new year. Many in the markets had been expecting these forecasts might show four rate hikes. As for the Fed Funds futures markets,

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