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Fed’s Interest Rate Hike is Short term Bearish for Stocks

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018 Jun 08, 2018 - 04:23 PM GMT

By: Troy_Bombardia

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The Fed is expected to hike interest rates next Wednesday.

Rate hikes in the current rate hike cycle have been a short term bearish factor for the stock market. The stock market has tended to go down or swing sideways during the next 2 weeks after a rate hike.

Here’s what happened to the S&P 500 after each rate hike in the current rate hike cycle.


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Here are the historical cases in detail.

March 21, 2018

The S&P 500 fell for a few days after this rate hike.

December 13, 2017

The stock market didn’t go up by much in the 2 weeks after this rate hike.

June 14, 2017

The stock market swung sideways during the 2 weeks after this rate hike.

March 15, 2017

The stock market trended downwards in the month after this rate hike.

December 14, 2016

The stock market swung sideways in the 1 month after this rate hike.

December 16, 2015

The stock market cratered after this rate hike.

Conclusion

The Fed will probably hike rates next Wednesday (June 13, 2018). With the S&P 500 near resistance, this rate hike is a short term bearish factor for the stock market. The stock market will probably either swing sideways or make a pullback.

However, rate hikes = a medium-long term bullish factor for the stock market (see study). So short term weakness, medium-long term bullish. Focus on the medium-long term, which is much easier to predict than the short term.

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By Troy Bombardia

BullMarkets.co

I’m Troy Bombardia, the author behind BullMarkets.co. I used to run a hedge fund, but closed it due to a major health scare. I am now enjoying life and simply investing/trading my own account. I focus on long term performance and ignore short term performance.

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