TITLE

Most Bond Buyer Indexes Fall After Fed Hikes to 2.25%

AUTHOR(S)
Chang, Helen
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;12/17/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32032, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that most of municipal bond yield indexes of the U.S. provided by the periodical "The Bond Buyer," fell down after Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates to 2.25%. Federal Reserve policymakers on December 14, 2004, raised interest rates for the fifth time in 2004. According to Federal Reserve policymakers, inflation is well-contained and future interest rate hikes would continue at a "measured" pace. According to the Federal funds futures contract, the odds of rate increases at scheduled Federal meetings in February and March of 2005 are about 90% and 60%, respectively.
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15417682

 

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