Federal Reserve

11DEC 2015


What happens once interest rates lift off?

Expectations that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise interest rates have increased markedly following the October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, but what does this mean for bond investors?


06NOV 2015


Schroders Quickview: Case for US rate rise boosted by jobs surprise

Despite Friday's strong jobs data, we see little need for the Federal Reserve to aggressively tighten monetary policy.


29OCT 2015


Schroders Quickview: What does a more hawkish Fed mean for EM debt?

A moderately more hawkish Federal Reserve—which on Wednesday opened the door wider for a December rate hike—will perhaps stall a recovery in emerging market currencies, but the global search for yield will likely keep dollar denominated emerging market debt from retreating in price substantially.

27OCT 2015


60 seconds with Marcus Brookes on the potential for a December rate rise

Marcus Brookes discusses why he believes the US economy is in good health and a Christmas interest rate rise could be on the cards.


18SEP 2015


Schroders Quickview: March 2016 eyed as Fed aborts lift off

Forecasts for an interest rate rise in the US drifted out further after the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided against kick-starting a cycle of rate hikes blaming global economic and inflationary pressures.

04SEP 2015


Schroders Quickview: US jobs report leaves September rate hike in play

The much-anticipated US employment report depicted a healthy US labour market today. Despite events in China, we still believe the Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise interest rates on 17 September.

04SEP 2015


Monthly markets review - August 2015

A review of markets in August 2015, when worries over a Chinese economic slowdown sparked significant volatility.


24AUG 2015


Schroders Quickview: Fed actions hold key to EM rout

If there were any doubt only a few days ago, there should be none at all now - that even incrementally more restrictive monetary policy by the Federal Reserve is a danger in a very slow growth world.

24AUG 2015


Schroders Quickview: What is driving current stockmarket volatility?

Equity markets are experiencing turbulence but the authorities have tools available to calm markets.

20AUG 2015

Economic and Strategy Viewpoint

August 2015

In this month's Viewpoint Schroders economists investigate the impact of a strong dollar and cheap oil on the global economy, the contrasting performances of the eurozone countries and the outlook for the BRIC nations.