September 28, 2018— As was fully expected and fully priced in, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again on September 26, and signaled that it expects to keep doing so over the next couple of years. The federal funds rate range increase of 25 basis points, or bps (0.25%), brought its target up to 2.00%–2.25%.
July 13, 2018— On July 10, the Trump administration announced a new round of potential tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods imported from China—on the heels of the first round of tariffs which went into effect on July 6. As my colleague, Senior Investment Strategist Meghan Shue, wrote last month in ”U.S.-China Trade Tensions
March 22, 2018 — In his first meeting as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve (Fed), Jay Powell found himself presiding over a group of officials who are becoming increasingly confident in the outlook for growth and inflation, and by extension are increasingly confident of their plans to raise