Federal Reserve Rate Hikes - Historical Perspective

After a long period of monetary ease, the first increase in interest rates has typically resulted in greater volatility in both the stock and bond markets. A look back at historical capital markets cycles indicates that we have seen market reactions in the range of a 10% to 35% drop in stock prices directly following the first increase in rates. We have no reason to believe that this time will be different. Read more.

Posted by Broadmark Asset Management Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:03:00 PM