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What the Fed’s fourth 0.75 percentage point rate hikes means for you


Here's what the Fed's interest rate hike means for you

The Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate by 0.75 percentage point for the fourth time in a row on Wednesday, marking an unprecedented pace of rate hikes.

The U.S. central bank has raised the benchmark short-term borrowing rate a total of six times this year, including 75 basis point increases in June, July and September, in an effort to cool down inflation, which is still near 40-year highs and causing most consumers to feel increasingly cash strapped. A basis point is equal to 0.01 of a percentage point.

A policy statement after the announcement noted that the Fed is considering the “cumulative” impact of its hikes so far when determining future rate increases….


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