Infographic: Rising rates and the equity market

Fed hikes tend to have positive effects during the last two decades


Over the last 20 years, the equity market has tended to react positively to Fed rate-hike cycles. This is because decisions to raise rates have come during periods of strengthening economic growth, an environment the Fed is forecasting for the next few years. And robust growth is good for corporate sales, profits and equity prices.


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