Ask Matt: The Fed is stalled. What's next?

September 18, 2015 11:03 AM

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A: The Federal Reserve bowed to market pressure and left short-term interest rates untouched. The danger of higher rates is off the table for now - but still a risk for investors to deal with.

In the short term, expect many of the stocks hurt ahead of the meeting to behave better. The clearest example are real-estate investment trusts. These companies, which own mainly commercial real-estate, attract investors with market-beating dividens. Higher rates were a danger to these stocks as the...

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