Fed hikes rates, but signals slower and more uncertain path of hikes for the future

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire

December 20, 2018 – The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked the target Fed Funds rate as expected yesterday by 25 basis points from 2.25% to 2.50%.  The statement and press conference suggested that the outlook for the U.S. economy was one of decelerating but still solid growth, underscored by labor market tightness. However, it


Capital Perspectives December 2018

Tony Roth |
Investment Management

In the December issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature: On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he separates the signal from the noise—the useful from the irrelevant—in assessing the significance of the market’s whipsaw volatility of the last two months, and provides our outlook. In Focus by Chief Economist Luke Tilley explores


Jobs Report Clears the Way for Another Fed Hike

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire
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December 7, 2018 – The continued volatility in equity markets along with several other market signals have whipsawed the expectations for another Fed rate hike at their final meeting of the year on December 19. The probability of that hike as measured by fixed income traders in the Fed Funds Futures market has in recent