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Is the US Fed rate hike always bad for equity markets? What analysts say

While the general consensus is of 6-7 rate hikes this year by the US Fed, there are some who expect lower rate hikes and a slowdown in the economy

US Federal Reserve | US Fed rate hike | US Fed rates

Puneet Wadhwa  |  New Delhi 

Stock markets, Stock market trading
Stock markets, Stock market trading

The prospects of a faster-than-expected rate hike by the (US Fed) coupled with rising inflation that hit a four-decade high of 8.5 per cent in March 2022 in the US amid the ongoing Russia – Ukraine war have cast their shadow on global equity . In the last six months, the frontline indices – the and the – have dropped around 5 per cent each mostly owing to these two developments.

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First Published: Mon, May 02 2022. 12:26 IST