Fed Rate Hike Starts The Clock 12-18-15

Posted by Lance Roberts - The X-Factor Report

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When asked about why the Fed decided to raise rates now, Ms. Yellen responded by suggesting that the “odds were good” the economy would have ended up overshooting the Fed’s employment, growth and inflation goals had rates remained at low levels. She then went on to state that it was a “myth” that economic growth cycles die of “old age.”

While such an optimistic outlook for economic growth was certainly welcomed by the markets, both of her statements expose the challenges that lie ahead for the Fed.….more analysis and bigger charts HERE



…more analysis and bigger charts HERE