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Rising interest rates


Read news updates below on U.S. Federal Reserve action to raise interest rates. White papers cover potential impact on asset classes.

December 13, 2017

Brian Nick, Chief Investment Strategist; Saira Malik, Head of Equities; Lisa Black, Head of Fixed Income; John Miller, Head of Municipals

The December Fed Meeting: Yellen Goes Out Hiking

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 0.25% — the third hike in 2017 — to a target range of 1.25% to 1.50%. Largely priced-in by the markets, the action reflected the Fed’s confident outlook for stronger economic growth, lower unemployment and slowly rising inflation. The Fed indicated it plans three additional rate hikes in 2018 at a gradual pace similar to 2017.

Executive Summary

For the full report and market impact, download The December Fed Meeting: Yellen Goes Out Hiking .

Fed Policy: Investment Implications
Brian Nick, Chief Investment Strategist

White papers: The impact of rising rates on asset classes

Positioning bond portfolios for rising interest rates
William Martin, Head of Fixed-Income Portfolio Management; Stephen MacDonald, CFA, and Peter Moore, Client Portfolio Management

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Positioning equity portfolios for when rates rise
Bob Doll, CFA, Chief Equity Strategist, and Saira Malik, CFA, Head of Equities, Nuveen; Jim Boothe, CFA, CIO, Santa Barbara Asset Management

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Think US: The impact of rising interest rates on commercial real estate
Melissa Reagen, Head of Research, Americas, TH Real Estate

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