Sink The Economy! S&P 500 Down -6% Since Fed Started Raising Rates On May 4, 2022, Equity REITs Down -16% (Pension Pain From Interest Rate Increases)

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by confoundedinterest17

Interest rates are an important driver of the economy and financial markets. And what has happened to the S&P 500 index since The Federal Reserve started raising their target rate on May 4, 2023 to fight surging inflation?

Since that fatal day, the S&P 500 index has fallen -6% and equity REITs (commercial real estate) has fallen -16%.

Although The Fed has pledged to keep raising rates to fight inflation (and further decimate retirement accounts), investors are pointing to a peak (terminal) Fed rate of 5.44% at the September 2023 FOMC meeting. Then rate cuts following the September 2023 meeting.

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Of course, much of the blame belongs to former Fed Chair Ben (QE) Bernanke and current Treasury Secretary Janet “Too Low For Too Long” Yellen who never met a Fed rate hike that she liked. But Yellen LOVES giving away US taxpayer dollars … to Ukraine.


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