Well, after much speculation and talk, it’s finally happened, the US have raised interest rates.
Here’s a few fast facts for you:
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) lifted the funds rate at its December meeting by 25 basis points to a target range of 0.25-0.50 per cent.
It is the first rate rise since 2006 and follows solid US economic growth in recent years.
The rate rise was well-flagged by the Fed and marks the first in a series of expected gradual increases in coming years.
While rate rises often signal short-term share market weakness and volatility, long-term returns historically have remained solid amid a stronger economy.
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