With at least one interest rate hike expected this year, we've put together a guide to help investors make the best investments as interest rates rise.
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The Fed's every move is just causing more and more harm to the economy and market. There's a lack of political and moral courage to raise interest rates.
The next Fed rate hike could happen in 2016.
We've dissected Fed speeches, data, and FOMC meeting minutes to nail down the most likely date.
Janet Yellen's remarks at Jackson Hole were billed as "one of the single most important speeches" she'd give all year.
These two legendary traders initiated massive bearish bets ahead of Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The July FOMC meeting minutes were released at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 17).
The minutes showed mixed opinions among Fed officials regarding a 2016 interest rate hike.
Repairing the damage the Fed's schemes have inflicted on free markets will require replacing it altogether.
The Federal Reserve has made some incredible policy mistakes since its creation.
But many question whether the Fed has always been such a haphazard institution.
As expected, the Federal Reserve didn't raise interest rates at this week's FOMC meeting.
The move has many investors speculating on if - or when - the next interest rate hike will happen.
Following the June FOMC meeting, a CNBC journalist asked Janet Yellen why anyone should trust the Fed when it consistently declines to raise rates.
At 2:00 p.m. today, the U.S. Federal Reserve will release its infamous "dot plot" showing projected interest rates, along with economic forecasts and a policy statement.
Now, it should be noted that the Fed has a terrible forecasting record. Nonetheless, markets will continue to hang on every utterance of the gnomes in the Eccles Building. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said prior to May's disappointing jobs report that a rate hike would make sense "in the coming months."
After the May report, she started to backtrack. The Fed originally projected four rate hikes in 2016, but now we are more likely to see only one.
And we certainly aren't going to learn much of anything today - unless you think the opinions of people who are consistently wrong are worth knowing.
Eight years after the financial crisis, virtually all of the central banks are still engaging in crisis-era policies with little prospect of reviving economic growth.
But not the Fed...
The Fed is talking seriously about raising rates, something it should have done more than two years ago. But it is choosing an incredibly awkward time to get religion. And it is moving at the pace of a tortoise crossing the road to actually do something.
The truth is, no matter what Yellen decides, we're still up a creek without a paddle. She can tinker with interest rates all she likes, but she's waited too long. She can't fix the mess we're in.