Interest Rates

THE INTEREST RATE DILEMMA

Interest rates are an important part of everyone’s lives! Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) began to gradually increase key interest rates in December 2015 from a record low of near zero.  The expectation is that the Fed will continue raising rates in 2018 and 2019 (See Fed Chart.) On the

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Fed Decision: Hold the Line

At today’s meeting of The Federal Reserve Board, a decision was made to not increase key interest rates in the U.S. economy. A rate increase is still expected sooner than later, and it will be the first rate hike since 2006.  Analysts generally agree that the pace of future rate hikes will be more critical