Rate Hike Underway

December 21, 2015

At its December 16th FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting, the Federal Reserve announced a 25 basis point hike to the Federal Funds Rate, which sets broad market short-term interest rates. This move effectively ends the long-standing Zero Interest Rate Policy (“ZIRP”) that has been in place since 2008. In addition to signaling that future rate hikes will remain gradual and data-dependent, the Fed provided guidance of a targeted additional 100 basis point raise throughout 2016.

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