Fourth Rate Hike of 2018; More to Come?

December 21, 2018 | Ben Mohr, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Fixed Income

On Wednesday, December 19, the Federal Reserve executed its fourth rate hike of 2018. This 25-basis point hike, the ninth post-2008, takes the fed funds rate target range to 2.25%–2.50%. The market expected this hike and was focused on whether Fed Chair Powell, by going forth with the hike, might be showing his defiance against Trump’s urge not to hike.

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Ben Mohr, CFA
Senior Research Analyst, Fixed Income

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