Federal Reserve Raise Interest Rates and Three Times in 2017


Against everyone’s predictions, the Federal Reserve has decided to raise interest rates in the recent December Federal Reserve meeting. It was also mentioned that Fed may plan to raise interest rates three times in the year 2017. In my previous post (Why Fed Decides Not to Increase Interest Rate), I mentioned one of the factors Fed decided not to raise interest rates in the previous meeting was the Presidential Election. It seems that the Trump victory did not have any impact to the decision made by the Fed.

Chairwoman Janet Yellen cited higher inflation and a lower unemployment rate were reasons Fed decided to raise the interest rates. Read More

Why Fed Decides Not to Increase Interest Rate


In the month of September 2016, the STI (Straits Times Index) was on a roller coaster ride. The chart below shows the STI trended down in the week of 12th to 15th September 2016 before resuming the uptrend.

I read in the news that the Fed will be holding the Federal Reserve Meeting on 21st September to decide on the interest rate hike. The speculation that Fed will raise interest rates has caused uncertainty in the stock market. Read More