Infographic: Rising rates and equities

Fed hikes over the last two decades were generally well received

03-23-2017

Since the early 1990s, the equity market has tended to react positively to Fed rate hikes. This is because decisions to raise rates generally come when economic growth is strengthening, an environment the Fed is forecasting as it moves into a new rate-hike cycle. Growth is good for corporate sales, profits and equity prices. 

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