Three Things: Fed Failure, Valuations Matter, Chasing Returns

by Lance Roberts
Real Investment Advice

“Data Dependent Fed” Ignores Data

I wrote on Tuesday of this week:

“The Fed currently finds itself in a tough spot from a “data dependent” standpoint. Last December, when the Fed Funds rate was increased, the Fed discussed the potential for further rate hikes in 2016 as inflation and employment data strengthened. With that data improving, along with the strong rebound in the financial markets, the Fed runs the risk of losing credibility if they DO NOT hike rates again on Wednesday OR give a very strong indication they will do so at the next meeting.

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