Fed raises interest rates 0.25%

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  • Fed raises interest rates 0.25%
  • jambalaya
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    They’ve been pushing the rate rise back month after month. Many thought it would be as soon as June.

    US recovery has been a lot more vibrant than in the UK and the EU still sick, a US rate rise is overdue. My 2 cents.

    Stealing less, good….

    Dobbo
    Member

    As per jambalaya it’s a positive sign that the US economy is fairly strong, the uncertainty of when it will happen has rumbled on too long.

    Forward guidance is also a good thing, and the fed has said it will slowly rise up to around 3.5%.

    mikewsmith
    Member

    Positive for the US, interesting for all those that the US owns the debt for such as a bunch in SE Asia, their bills just went up.

    Premier Icon Hobster
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    How long until QE starts again?

    footflaps
    Member

    Positive for the US

    That is TBD, it might knock growth back a bit as exports will be more expensive…

    Dobbo
    Member

    But the other side is stronger $ so imports cheaper, good for global growth (China, India etc).

    Rates are still so low and things need to return to some sort of norm, plus it will be a slow rise to a still low level.

    And more importantly send a gentle reminder to those in debt to sort your situation out because rates are on the increase. A little nudge up to test the market and start to wean individuals off free money is probably a good thing.

    MTB-Idle
    Member

    I was reading the financial press a few weeks ago and someone made a comment that it was scary that the last time the fed rate (and BOE rate) changed, a vast number of currency traders were still in school! 😯

    They also made a point that with the fed raising rates at the same time as the eurozone is employing QE it could raise a perfect storm in the currency market such as happened in 92 when the UK was forced out of the ERM

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