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Fed Raises Rates By 75 Basis Points In This Year’s Fifth Hike

By The Tokenist (Timothy Fries )Stock MarketsSep 22, 2022 02:51AM ET
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Fed Raises Rates By 75 Basis Points In This Year’s Fifth Hike
By The Tokenist (Timothy Fries )   |  Sep 22, 2022 02:51AM ET
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At an FOMC meeting on Wednesday, the Fed announced an interest rate hike of 75 BPS, bringing it up to 3%.

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it is raising the interest rate for the fifth time this year. The newest hike is by 75 BPS, as was expected by most economists.

Fed Announces New Interest Rate Hike

While August’s CPI was somewhat better than expected, standing at 8.3%, the widespread opinion remained that the Fed would raise interest rates by 75 BP (NYSE:BP) for the third consecutive time. Today, this expectation was confirmed.

At 2 PM Eastern Time, the Federal Reserve announced raising the interest rate by 75 points. This is the fifth hike this year, bringing the target range to about 3%. America’s central bank made its previous increases in March by 25 points, in May by 50, and by 75 in June and July.

This move was widely anticipated and is in line with the remarks made by Jerome Powell, the Fed’s chairman, in his 10-minute Jackson Hole speech. The Fed is committed to bringing inflation down to 2%, which is still a somewhat distant goal considering the current rate stands at 8.3%.

The Markets Ahead of the Announcement

While the market has been bearish over the previous month—with crypto being the most affected sector—Wednesday showed cautious optimism leading up to the Fed’s announcement. The day saw modest rises across the market.

Major market indices like S&P 500 and the Dow were up by around 0.5% from the market’s opening. Cryptocurrencies showed similar behavior. Bitcoin rose by more than 2% up to $19,300 and Ethereum by more than 3% bringing its price to $1,370.

Us Treasury yields were also rising, leading up to the interest rate hike. The United States 10-Year yield rose by six basis points, bringing it up to over 3.5%. This is the highest it’s been since April 2011.

Fed Raises Rates By 75 Basis Points In This Year’s Fifth Hike
 

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Fed Raises Rates By 75 Basis Points In This Year’s Fifth Hike

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