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Federal Open Market Committee Oct. 28-29 Meeting to Impact Investors, Expert Says

Published on October 21, 2014

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Federal Open Market Committee Oct. 28-29 Meeting to Impact Investors, Expert Says

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet on Oct. 28-29, when it is anticipated that the third quantitative easing (QE3) bond buying program may draw to a close.  After successive rounds of quantitative easing since the 2008 recession, investors anticipate signals from the Fed for when interest rates may begin to rise.  Ahead of the meeting later this month, the dollar has strengthened against major currencies.

If the FOMC determines that the U.S. economy is growing at a substantive pace, the end of the bond buying program eventually will result in higher interest rates.  Any change in monetary policy will impact investors planning in the Q4 2014 for the coming 2015 year.

C. T. Bauer College of Business Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance Beverly Barrett is available to discuss the implications of the strengthening dollar on the FOMC’s decisions and how investors can prepare to accommodate a potential increase in rates next year.

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