1, 2, 3 ... How Many Hikes Are We In For?

What did Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen say yesterday? She testified before the Senate Banking Committee in a semiannual event. Her remarks were not too earth-shattering, but they were enough to touch off a decent selloff in bonds. Here are some thoughts about where the Fed stands. 

Is March live? Boy, she wants you to think so. It definitely seemed her goal in this testimony was to prepare markets that every meeting was live and indeed the Fed could wind up hiking more aggressively than is currently expected. Right now the Fed's "dots" line up to about three hikes this year, whereas the market is pricing just two. I think at the very least, she wants you to think four is just as likely as two. ...803 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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