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Merrill on Possible March Fed Hike

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Merrill on Possible March Fed Hike

Expectations of a March rate hike have increased significantly over the last few days. Some market based measures now show an 80%+ chance of a rate hike. A few excerpts from Merrill Lynch research: The market has moved dramatically in the past two days to price in a hike at the March meeting. This...
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Goldman Sachs on Fed Funds rate: “Fairly easy path to a second hike in March”

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Goldman Sachs on Fed Funds rate: “Fairly easy path to a second hike in March”

A few excerpts from a research piece by Goldman Sachs economists David Mericle and Daan Struyven A Road Map to Hikes in March and Beyond The FOMC raised its target range for the federal funds rate to 0.25-0.50% this week, shifting attention to the pace of subsequent hikes. While the median dot indicates a...
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Yellen: Expect Rate Hike in 2015, Several Years before Fed Funds Rate “back to normal” level

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Yellen: Expect Rate Hike in 2015, Several Years before Fed Funds Rate “back to normal” level

From Fed Chair Janet Yellen: The Outlook for the Economy f the economy continues to improve as I expect, I think it will be appropriate at some point this year to take the initial step to raise the federal funds rate target and begin the process of normalizing monetary policy. To support taking this...
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