4 ways the Fed could move markets, even though a rate hike is 100% priced in

March 14, 2017 01:01 PM

1. Interest Rate Decision

Once the outcome of the monetary policy meeting is announced, just take a quick moment to verify that the Fed has fulfilled expectations and raised interest rates by 25 basis points. If the Fed fails to raise rates, the dollar would likely tank while U.S. stocks could surge; we would likely see the exact opposite reaction if the Fed hikes by 50bps, but both of those are extremely unlikely

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