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Why Higher Fed Rates Haven’t Helped the Dollar

Why Higher Fed Rates Haven’t Helped the Dollar

2 Years ago | January 07, 2018 00:00:00

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


USD Not Responding Positively to Higher Fed Funds Target  The prospect of a tighter Fed policy during the second half of 2017 and into the new year has not been providing the USD with the support that we might have expected. We have been scratching our heads about this since forex markets usually are driven by short-term interest rates. The Fed has increased the top end of the range on Fed funds by 100 bp from early December 2016 until the final FOMC meeting of 2017. In the same time period, the yield on the 10-yr yield has been virtually unchanged

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