Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Top 5 Losers When The Fed Raises Rates

The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates at its upcoming December meeting next week.
The bank has been discussing the possibility of a rate hike for the past year, leaving markets to guess when and how much the bank will decide to increase. While predictions for when a rate hike will happen have changed several times over the course of 2015, the majority consensus is that an increase will happen in December.

Why December?

At the Fed's last meeting, the bank released a policy statement naming its December meeting as a likely option for a rate hike. That was the first time the Fed's policymakers were so open about their future plans, leading traders to believe that barring any extenuating circumstances, the Fed had already decided to raise rates in December.  (more)

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