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CONTENT WITH Government Policy
As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by another quarter percentage point, while also raising its growth forecast.
Mike Townsend joins Randy Frederick for this week’s Stock Market Report to discuss some of the reasons investor anxiety is on the rise again.
The Fed’s policymaking committee is likely to raise its benchmark interest rate at its March 2018 meeting. What should investors be on watch for?
The newly enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum have raised broader questions about the economic impacts of restrictions on trade. Should investors be concerned?
Congress’ budget deal looks set to take some potential sources of uncertainty off the table for the next few years, but the longer-term problem of the debt remains.
Cutting the corporate tax rate should free up cash bond issuers can use to repay debts, though other provisions could prove challenging for certain parts of the market.
In what was Janet Yellen’s final meeting as Fed Chair, rates were left unchanged, but the outlook for inflation was elevated in the statement.
Schwab experts discuss the government shutdown deadline, President Trump’s infrastructure plan, and the debt ceiling.
Although the Fed is expected to raise short-term interest rates several times in 2018, here’s why a rate hike may not happen at the January meeting.
Lawmakers reached an agreement to end the first government shutdown in more than four years, but the deal sets up another showdown in less than three weeks.
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