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Fed Poll: How many times do you think the FOMC will hike rates in 2018?

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How many times will the Fed hike rates in 2018?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2018.
  1. None at all.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Once.

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Twice.

    42.9%
  4. 3 times.

    57.1%
  5. 4 times.

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  6. 5 times.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 6 times.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 7 times.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 8 times. = They will hike at every scheduled FOMC meeting in 2018.

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  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Fed Poll: How many times do you think the FOMC will hike rates in 2018?

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    This is a pretty simple and straight forward poll here. You are simply voting for how many times you think the Fed will be hiking rates in 2018.

    Since there are up to 8 scheduled meetings per year, that is the maximum choice here.

    So, w/o further ado have at it with the 2018 Fed predictions in here! :p

    Don't forget to click in your vote on the poll and post your vote on this thread!

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  2. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt 2019 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Twice, I think they will be more concerned about deflation than inflation again this year.
     
  3. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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    Tough one right now, with the new head honcho. Market is expecting 2, I'll vote 3. Think they're going to be in catch-up mode all year.
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    2 hikes for me in 2018.
     
  5. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    pretty big drop there recently in the # of rate hike expectations for this year ... will be interesting to see if the june fomc meet will be the last that we see for hikes in 2018 making it just 2 hikes total for the year. o_O

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    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Yeah I think people are now saying that if something bad happens to Italy and the ECB is forced to stay with its QE program, then the FED probably would wait a little later to hike rates.
     
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    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    So right now people are expecting the FED to hike next month then it will be done for the year. Of course it could change quickly depending what will happen in Italy :D
     
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  10. bigbear0083

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    whelp, looks like i'm gonna be wrong on this year's fed poll (unless today's hike was it for the year :p).

    fed now anticipating 4 hikes total this year ... we'll have to see if that holds true by year end. :p
     
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  11. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Yeah, 4 times look pretty likely now actually unless either the economy or the stock market crashes in the second half of this year. I would be wrong too if the FED hikes 4 times :p
     
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    got real busy last week and forgot to give this thread a quick bump when the fed hiked for the 3rd time this year.

    the "twice" voters are now officially out :p

    now we see if the fed will hike one more time at year end, if yes then all voters will be out on this particular poll.

    actually kinda hoping the fed does not hike so i can at least congratulate a few voters on this poll lol :p
     
  13. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Haha right now it looks like 4 times is a done deal unless the economy suddenly weakening for the last 3 months of this year :p
     
  14. bigbear0083

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    Whelp, I guess the moment of truth on this poll comes in exactly one week from today (Wednesday, Dec. 19th).

    I ought create a poll to see how many people on Stockaholics thinks the FED will hike at that final meeting of the year. Hmm...

    If the FED does indeed end up hiking at that meeting, then there will unfortunately be no votes to congratulate in here, as that will be the 4th hike of 2018. We shall see. :p
     

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