Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BREAKING Federal Reserve Hikes Key Interest Rate

As expected, the Federal Reserve, at a regularly scheduled monetary policy meeting of the FOMC, has raised by 25 basis points the interest rate it directly controls.

The range for the Federal Funds rate has been increased from 1.75%-2.00% to 2.00%-2.25%.

This is the 8th hike in the current series of hikes.

It should be recalled that at the time of the first hike Austrian-lites were forecasting an immediate stock market and economic collapse and stated that that first rate hike would have to be reversed.

The Fed also signaled it is
likely to raise the rate one more time this year.

It is now nearly three years later and I am only now getting nervous about the stock market. I haven't yet issued a full PANIC warning in the EPJ Daily Alert but I am getting close.

The full Fed statement is here.


1 comment:

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