Will the UK Be Hiking Rates at the Same Time as Federal Reserve?

24/7 Wall St.

percent sign buttonInvestors have had years and years now to prepare for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike cycle in the United States. There remains much debate on the magnitude of how much tightening will be seen, how fast that tightening will actually take short-term interest rates up once it starts, and ultimately how high the interest rates will really go.

That being said, there is about to be a very large discrepancy in the world of how central banks are treating their economies. The United States may be followed by the United Kingdom in an interest rate hike cycle, while the European Central Bank, the Bank of China, the Bank of Japan and many central banks in South America and other growth markets are still figuring out how to ease rates or to keep pursuing their own quantitative easing measures.

24/7 Wall St. has a question — Can the global economy…

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