How Stocks Have Responded To Hikes In Fed Funds Rate
What a week. With the Federal Reserve increasing their “target” federal funds rate by a half-percent (the last time it was increased this much was the year 2000), the market responded with a wild ride up, followed by a large drop the next day.
In case you’re wondering how stocks typically respond to moves like this, we thought it would be helpful to look at some of the evidence. How has this worked out in the past, and how much should we worry?