Nickel and Diming about a quarter per cent: Why is the Fed talking in terms of number of rate increases and not levels, and should we care?

Behavioural Finance Economics

Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50 was a non-event in financial markets; an event more symbolic than anything else. Meanwhile in the US, two Fed officials were discussing their views on what could happen to US interest rates.

The Boston Reserve President said that four rate “hikes”… Read the article

Thoughts on the US Rate Rise

Economics Markets

Markets remain obsessed with relatively minor changes in US official interest rates expectations. The FOMC revealed that at least three interest rate increases next year look reasonable, slightly higher than prior forecasts of two. No one should be surprised. Given the starting point levels of interest rates, the relative insensitivity… Read the article