The Oklahoma economy shed more than 25,000 jobs and state tax revenue dropped by about 10% in the oil and gas cycle of the past two years. So, is the recession that has weighed so heavily on the Oklahoma economy…
There seems to be tremendous speculation surrounding Janet Yellen's reminder to us all this week that the Fed intends to raise interest rates multiple times in 2017. But there really isn't much mystery as to why the Fed is suddenly…
Fed Funds futures continue to point toward a coming rate hike but give it only a 24% chance of happening at the September FOMC meeting.
The full profile of implied probabilities of a Fed rate hike derived from CME Fed Funds futures are detailed in the chart below. Fed Funds futures suggest a two-thirds probability that rates increase by the January meeting early next year.
“How interest Rates Affect Stock Prices”
Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine
by Mark C. Snead
The basic theoretical relationship between changes in long-term interest rates and stock prices is inverse. Falling interest rates signal rising stock prices, while inversely, rising interest rates signal falling stock prices.
"Interest Rates and Stock Returns" Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine September 1995 by Mark C. Snead Stocks perform best when interest rates are declining, but rate levels can make a difference. Here's how. [Available Online]