US Fed is Driving Stock Prices and Volatility

Last week’s news that the US Fed will raise rates from 0.75% to 1.00% drove the US markets, generally, over 0.40% higher after Fed Chairman Janet Yellen announced the hike.  As of right now, the NASDAQ has pushed to a new all-time high and the SPY is very close to an all-time high. Yet, as we move into the end of March 2017 and begin the spring season, we have to be aware of the risks that are before us.  OIL has recently seen a downward price break based on over supply, yet is up today on the Fed news.  Gold and Silver are up nearly 2% today.  The US Dollar is down nearly 0.75%.
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