After The Rise: Fed Policy Predictions For 2016

It’s finally done. Finally. For the first time since the depths of the financial crisis, the U.S. Federal Reserve has lifted interest rates off of the zero bound. And in the hours since the Fed announcement on Wednesday afternoon, the media has been filled with pundits sharing their predictions on the future path of interest rates now that the ice has finally been broken. But when it comes to interest rates, I for one like to look past the qualitative predictions and focus on the quantitative data. In short, what is the market now pricing in for its expectations for future interest rate hikes in the coming year? After taking a closer look, I have a decidedly different view.

Please click on the link to read more of my article on Seeking Alpha.

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