Fed Rate Hikes 2022: Investors, Mark Your Calendars for Sept. 21

  • The Federal Reserve is preparing for more rate hikes.
  • The next hike will likely be announced tomorrow.
  • Investors are preparing for the news ahead of time.
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The Federal Reserve is planning additional interest rate hikes that investors will want to know about!

Another Fed rate hike is expected tomorrow as the agency reveals the details of its latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Investors will likely see a 75 basis point increase to interest rates in the announcement. That follows months of interest rate increases from the Fed.

It doesn’t look like the Fed will stop there, either. Current predictions are for the Federal Reverse to continue increasing rates until they hit a peak of 4.26% in March 2023. Following that, experts expect the agency to keep interest rates at that elevated level.

Is the Fed Going Too Far?

All of this is part of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing battle against inflation. Unfortunately, prices have continued to increase despite the Fed’s rate hikes. There are concerns that the group may overcorrect with its rate increases and end up further pushing the economy toward a depression.

Peter Boockvar, CIO at Bleakley Financial Group, told CNBC the following:

“I’m fearing they are on the cusp of going overboard with the aggressiveness of their tightening, both in terms of the size of the hikes along with (quantitative tightening) and the speed at which they are doing so.”

All of this means that investors can continue to expect volatility as markets react to rising interest rates. In the days leading up to the Fed rate hike, we’ve seen indices rise and fall as traders prepare for the worst.

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