‘Smart Money’ on Interest Rates

‘Smart Money’ on Interest Rates

Have you ever heard the expression, “What’s the smart money doing?”
“Smart money” is an expression that often refers to experts and suggests that well-informed people have a better perspective on current events and what actions to take. However, there’s little evidence to suggest that “smart money” performs any better.

Still, some “experts” can be confident enough to take action based on their beliefs or opinion. The table below shows what the smart money zeitgeist thinks the Federal Reserve will do during its upcoming meetings on interest rates.

As a reminder, the current target Federal Funds rate is 2.25% to 2.5%. At this point, smart money appears to favor a 0.5% increase over a 0.75% bump at the September 21 meeting. But remember, these percentages can change as quickly as the fluctuating economy.

The Meeting Probabilities table is one of many data points I look at when considering what’s next for markets. But for you, the smartest move is to make sure you’re on track with the investment goals we’ve already outlined.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright 2022 FMG Suite.

Dr. Jason Van Duyn
AQuest Wealth Strategies

Dr. Jason Van Duyn CFP®, ChFC, CLU, MBA is a Registered Representative with and Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC. The LPL Financial registered representative associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: IN, IL, TX, MI, NC, AZ, VA, FL, OH and CO.

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