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The bond market is entering a new era

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Don't think you can accurately predict inflation.
Still, the bond market is pricing in 4 rate increases, which the Fed says will happen in 2018.
The correction in equities is a lesson for the bond market.
With a steady repricing of global bond markets having contributed to a sharp plunge in global stock markets, there could be a whiff of a new era in the air. Given the failure of both markets and central banks to forecast inflation accurately, we should all be humble about the level of precision attached to the timing or nature of the bond market's next chapter. What we can say is that any...
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4 Fed rate hikes could have a big impact on the housing market

4 Fed rate hikes could have a big impact on the housing market

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Inflation suddenly looks like it could be making a comeback, and a very loose fiscal policy could amplify that.
Many Wall Street commenters and even some Fed members now think the central bank could raise interest rates more quickly than expected.
That could have a huge impact on the housing market if mortgage rates quickly rise.
It didn't take long for rate-hike expectations to be jostled further by last week's “monster” two-year budget bill that Congress passed with its usual gyrations, including a government mini-shutdown, and that Trump signed into law on Friday. The...
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