What Happens After A Fed Rate Hike?

Fasten your seatbelts, everyone—interest rates have lifted off. In June 2022, the Fed Chair Jay Powell and the FOMC voted to hike their target range by 75 basis points, to 1.50-1.75%. Marking the largest single hike since 1994, the Fed delivered investors a mixed bag of emotions—everyone wants inflation to cool off, and a higher … Continued

How to Visually Explain the Rise in Treasury Yields

Treasury rates are on the rise, and yield-hungry investors are making moves to satisfy their appetites. The 20-Year and 30-Year US Treasury Rates are now higher than the S&P 500 dividend yield, but the opposite was true for most of 2020. Yielding slightly more than 2%, both these long-term rates are back to levels seen … Continued