Monthly Archives: July 2017
At the conclusion of its two-day meeting on July 26, the FOMC kept the Fed Funds target rate unchanged. While this was expected by the financial markets, I thought that the FOMC might still actually raise the target rate. At … Continue reading
The consensus view of the financial markets suggests that the FOMC will next raise its target Fed Funds rate in December (by a quarter point). Currently, the target range is 1.00%-1.25%. Fed Funds futures currently suggest (as of July 13) … Continue reading
Baker Hughes and General Electric completed their merger on July 3, 2017. Baker Hughes shareholders received $17.50 in cash and one share of new Baker Hughes stock (BHGE).