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Staying on pace: Fed raises interest rates



As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the fed funds rate by 25 basis points today – from 0.75% to 1.0%. The Fed’s policy statement and Chair Yellen’s press conference emphasized that the economy is headed around their anticipated pace, and we can likely expect two more rate…

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Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger? Is talk enough to weaken the greenback?



Is it better to be weak or strong? Almost everyone in almost every situation would probably answer “strong.” However, when it comes to the relative strength of a country’s currency, the answer isn’t as clear cut. For the United States, most presidents have espoused a “strong” dollar…

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