All Posts Tagged: Federal Reserve

Investment Insights: An extraordinary unwinding

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Rock of Gilbraltar shrounded by a large cloud at sunset looming over a nearby beach.

Markets are being heavily influenced by proposed policy changes and how those will sway economic growth.

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Investment Insights: Yellen’s magic trick

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
View of the Federal Reserve Building, slightly from the side, on a sunny day.

This weekly report presents insights from our Global Investment Management team. As widely expected, the Federal Reserve voted to increase interest rates at its meeting Wednesday. The Fed made a clear effort to openly prepare markets for the move, and it seems to have paid off. The S&P 500 Index gained just over 60 basis […]

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U.S. Outlook: Interest rate normalization is ‘hurry up and wait’

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent downward trend in consumer spending.

“Hurry up and wait” pretty well describes the state of monetary policy today as the Fed goes further down the path of interest-rate normalization. With the March rate hike decision, the FOMC, in my opinion, took the opportunity to fire a shot across the bow against rapidly tightening labor markets, rising consumer inflation, and stock […]

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Instant Analysis: Fed raises rates at March meeting

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Close up of the Federal Reserve building with the eagle statue

The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds target rate range today by a quarter percentage point to 0.75 to 1.00% from 0.50 to 0.75%, as expected. There was one dissent in the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision, as Neel Kashkari preferred to maintain the existing target range for the Fed funds rate. The move […]

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