Why stock-market investors fear a full percentage point Fed rate hike would ‘unnerve’ Wall Street

With both U.S. stocks and bonds under pressure on Tuesday, some on Wall Street argue that investors are underestimating the possibility that the Fed might deliver a surprise 100 basis-point interest rate hike at the close of its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. While fed-funds futures traders overwhelmingly anticipate a hike of 75 basis points, … Read more

Investors are obsessed with size of Fed’s next rate hike. Here’s what they’re missing.

Debate has been simmering over whether Federal Reserve policy makers will raise the fed-funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point later this month, as they did in June, or step up their inflation-fighting campaign with a full point hike —- something that hasn’t been seen in the past 40 years.Friday’s economic data, which included … Read more

Fed Rate Hikes Will End Sooner Than You Think. What That Means for Stocks.

Text size U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell at a news conference at the headquarters of the Fed on June 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate increases can only last so long. The stock market could experience some relief soon enough.  Right now, the Fed is … Read more