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What History Tells Us About the Impact of a Fed Rate Hike

The bond market doesn't respond the same way to every Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates.

With the presidential election dominating the news, speculation about the possibility of a near-term Federal Reserve interest-rate hike has faded into the background. That's not entirely surprising given that expectations after the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting--at which rates were left unchanged--were that the Fed would likely not move until at least Dec. 14, if it were to move at all.