What Next for the Fed and Why it Matters to Markets

Last year, the threat of a rate hike caused volatility in equity markets from Australia to Canada, so it pays to keep an eye on the Federal Reserve

David Brenchley 12 February, 2019 | 12:33AM

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Investors looking to predict the Fed’s future monetary policy should focus on financial conditions indicators, according to both BlackRock and Capital Economics.

US interest rate changes move global stock valuations. Last year, the threat of a rate hike caused volatility in equity markets from Australia to Canada, so it pays to keep an eye on the Federal Reserve.

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David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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