Every economic environment is unique, but it helps to look to history for an understanding of causes and effects.

To make sense of today's conditions, we can study other times in the past 70 years when inflation was high and the Fed raised interest rates. And when we do, we find an interesting fact: In the past 70 years and over 13 monetary tightening campaigns, all of which included rate hikes (sometimes dramatic ones, such as in the 1970s and 1980s), stocks almost always went up.

Does this guarantee stocks will rise this time? No, but it does show that rate hikes are not necessarily bad news for the market.

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  • Why a rising fed funds rate affects many aspects of the economy
  • How stocks have performed historically in the midst of rising interest rates
  • A brief history of Fed rate hike campaigns, and why they mattered
  • Plus more information and context to help make sense of the current environment so you can respond in the most appropriate way.

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