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This past week, the Fed raised interest rates by 0.25%. A couple years ago raising rates seemed like a “boy who cried wolf” idea, now we’re seeing one rate hike after the other, with troubling risks behind each hike.

The year ends on a high note for equities after a year (years, actually) of being bolstered by Federal Reserve giveaways, a.k.a. Quantitative Easing. This unprecedented level of market interference by the Fed is supposedly being stepped down, or “tapered”, beginning next month as the market tries to figure out what a new normal might […]

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