What We Need To Happen For The Fed To Raise Rates

What We Need To Happen For The Fed To Raise Rates

Article Summary

  • The Fed has made conflicting statements regarding the upcoming rate hike which has added volatility to the markets.
  • Inflation and jobs are the key figures that need to improve before we see a rate increase.
  • A delay in the Fed decision to raise rates hasn’t been overall negative for the markets and could actually contribute to more growth before the end of the year.

It’s been roughly one year since the Fed ended its historic quantitative easing program and gave control of the economy back over to the free market. With those memories of a Fed driven market still fresh in investors’ minds, it seems that the Fed is once again in control of this market’s destiny. Markets are quickly retreating to a “wait and see” trading mentality when it comes to Yellen, which is contributing to a rise in uncertainty and volatility in the broader averages…

 

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