Federal Reserve Rate Hike in the Past 3 Years - Chart Of The Day 16 December 2017 - Equitymaster

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Federal Reserve Rate Hike in the Past 3 Years
Dec 16, 2017

The U.S Federal reserve raised rates for the third time this year, with an increased by 25 basis points to 1.5%. Since, 2014, rates have increased from 0.25% to 1.5% after remaining unchanged for six years from 2008-14.

The Fed has also indicated for further rate hikes in 2018.

How does this affect Indian investors?

The instant effect is foreign money moving out of India's vaults. This means a slight correction in the share market in India, albeit temporarily.

While this might provide a good buying opportunity in long-term stocks, the main thing to look forward would be capex and earnings trends.

The first half of the fiscal year saw corporates stumble under the after-effects of demonetisation and GST. The second half will show if these effects have been temporary or a long lasting one.

In the end, Indian investors are better off staying informed about the corporate earnings revival than Fed rate hikes.

Data Source: Yahoo finance, FOMC

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