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In what was a widely expected outcome, the Fed raised interest rates by another quarter point today, elevating the Fed Funds trading range to its highest level since 2007. Now what? Kevin Flanagan discusses what to expect from Powell & Co. next and what to anticipate for the investment landscape in the months ahead.
At today’s FOMC meeting, the Fed implemented a 25 basis point rate hike, bringing the new Fed Funds trading range to 4.75%–5%. The question on everyone’s mind now is will the Fed continue on its rate hike mission, or will there be a pause or even a rate cut in the near future? Given this newfound level of uncertainty, Kevin Flanagan outlines how the Fed is trying to thread the needle.
At today’s FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve downshifted its pace of rate hikes, this time lowering the “speed limit” to 25 basis points (bps), down from December’s 50 bps increase. Kevin Flanagan outlines what this means for the economy and inflation and what to expect from the Fed going forward.
The Fed delivered another outsized rate hike at today’s FOMC meeting, but this time it was ‘only’ by 50 basis points. As a result, the Fed Funds trading range will end 2022 and begin the new year at 4.25%–4.50%. Kevin Flanagan outlines what this means for the markets and discusses what to expect from the Fed going into 2023.
The Fed delivered another outsized rate increase at today’s FOMC meeting, raising interest rates again by 75 basis points to a new range of 3.75%–4%. Kevin Flanagan outlines what this means for the markets and discusses what to expect from the Fed going into 2023.