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Here's more industry response to the Fed raising interest rates

Fed meeting held "little surprise"
Since the majority of the market believed the Federal Reserve would increase interest rates this Wednesday, a lot of economists had time to formulate what this news would mean for the housing market. As the comments continued to pour in, we covered them here. Even though the market already assumed this December increase, it’s what economists believe will happen moving forward that’s most telling.
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Time to say goodbye to the Federal Funds rate?

Fed minutes hint at the possibility
The minutes from the recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee reinforce the possibility of a rate hike in December. The minutes also show talk of a different kind of change that could be on the way. FOMC members actually talked about the possibility of doing away with the federal-funds rate. Here’s what they suggest could replace it.
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Chance of a Fed rate hike in December? 100%

Bloomberg forecast based on futures trading
With less than a month left before the final Federal Reserve meeting of the year, Bloomberg rates the chances of a Fed interest rate hike at 100%, according to calculations based on futures. Will the Fed finally decide to raise rates again for the first time since last December?
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