Global Economics: The Expansive Effects of a Strong U.S. Dollar

 The Federal Reserve was established in 1913 to function as of the central bank of the United States and the key arbiter of its monetary policy systems.  The Fed’s vital role is to regulate the supply of money and credit in an effort to maintain price stability and promote sustainable economic growth throughout the country.  … Continue reading Global Economics: The Expansive Effects of a Strong U.S. Dollar

Fed Policy: Why Do Rates Hikes Hurt Stock Markets?

Fed Policy: Why Do Rates Hikes Hurt Stock Markets? On December 18th, the Federal Reserve announced a rate hike of 25 basis points. For the U.S. economy, this is the fourth increase of 2018 and it brings the Fed funds rate to a range of 2.25% to 2.5%.  The move came despite strong opposition from … Continue reading Fed Policy: Why Do Rates Hikes Hurt Stock Markets?