The U.S. Federal Reserve, in conjunction with the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), announced on Wednesday that the central bank would raise the federal funds rate by 25 basis points (bps), as was widely expected by the market. This marks the tenth consecutive occasion in which the Fed has raised interest rates since the initial […]
Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Moves Below $28,000 Ahead of FOMC Decision
Bitcoin fell below the $28,000 level on Tuesday, as markets continued to prepare for tomorrow’s Federal Reserve interest rate decision. The Fed is expected to increase rates by 0.25%, despite the U.S. economy slowing down. Ethereum also remained lower, moving close to a breakout below $1,800. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $28,000 on Tuesday, as […]
EUR/USD Hits 6-Week High, as Greenback Weakens Following Fed Hike
EUR/USD raced to a six-week high on Thursday, as markets continued to react to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 25-basis-point rate hike. The greenback was lower across the board, falling versus several G7 currencies, including the British pound. EUR/USD On Thursday, the world’s most traded currency pair rose for a sixth straight session, as markets continued […]
Federal Reserve Hikes Rate by 25bps to Keep Inflation at Bay, Aims for 2% Inflation Rate by 2025
Following the fallout over the past two weeks in the U.S. banking industry, the Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate by 25 basis points (bps) on Wednesday, citing the need for the inflation rate to return to 2% over the long run. Fed Raises Rate Despite Calamity in the U.S. Banking Sector It’s been […]
The Big Flip: Interest Rate Expectations Repricing Upward
The Big Flip thesis has been gaining traction in the financial world and describes the market’s misplaced belief in the path of inflation and policy rates.
Fed President Warns of ‘Disastrous Results’ if the Fed Loosens Policy Prematurely — Says ‘Inflation Remains Too High’
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s president has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to those seen during the financial crisis of the 1970s if the Fed loosens its policy prematurely. Noting that “inflation remains too high,” he stressed: “We don’t want a repeat, so we must defeat inflation now.” Fed Officials on Rate Hikes and […]
US Inflation Remains Higher Than Expected, Raising Concerns Among Investors
U.S. inflation levels dropped slightly in January, sliding from 6.5% to 6.4%. However, inflation remains higher than expected, causing concern among investors that the U.S. central bank will continue to hike the benchmark federal funds rate. Inflation in the US Remains High, Causing Uncertainty in Markets Inflation in the United States exceeded expectations among analysts […]
US Federal Reserve Sticks To The Script But For How Long?
Those watching the gold price and price of silver will have noticed the sharp uptick following the Federal Reserve’s announcement, yesterday. This was despite the Fed doing exactly what everyone expected them to do. For now, the Federal Reserve is sticking to its relatively well-telegraphed plan but how long will it be until they need […]
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Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Interest Rate by 0.25%, Disinflationary Process ‘Early,’ Says Powell
The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its benchmark federal funds rate by 0.25% on Wednesday after markets priced in near 100% certainty the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would codify the quarter-point increase. The FOMC statement further detailed that ongoing rate increases are anticipated to bring inflation down to the target range of 2%. FOMC Outlines […]
Fed Hikes Benchmark Rate by 25 Basis Points, Signals More Increases to Come
The Fed’s benchmark rate is now the highest it has been since 2007.