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Monday, January 17, 2022

Higher interest rates upset stock market as hot inflation tests the Fed | CNBC

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After US equities began their sell-off on Monday, as government bond yields continued to climb, many traders believed the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates in the coming months. Congress has charged the Federal Reserve, as the country’s central bank, with maximizing employment and maintaining price stability. When the Fed judges that the economy is approaching full employment – particularly if inflation is high – it raises interest rates to make it more difficult for businesses to borrow and to limit spending from fueling price rises.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/10/higher-interest-rates-test-stock-market-as-hot-inflation-tests-the-fed.html

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