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S&P 500's Rally Is Strongest Ever During a Fed Tightening Cycle

Sarah Ponczek
S&P 500's Rally Is Strongest Ever During a Fed Tightening Cycle

Now you can add strongest rally ever during a tightening cycle to the list of milestones for U.S. stocks. Since the first post-crisis Federal Reserve rate hike in December 2015, the S&P 500 Index has gained 41 percent. The second-strongest rally came before the crash of 1987, with the S&P 500 rising 33 percent between the first interest rate increase and the first cut.