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Rates Hikes or No Rate Hikes?

John Blank
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When it comes to interest rates, where do we go from here? To Raise or Not to Raise is the question. Chief Equity Strategist and Economist, John Blank, has the answer for us.

1. John, where are we going on rates? The path forward doesn’t seem clear why?

2. You outline three possible scenarios on interest rates, what are they?

3. Is the best option 1 more rate hike this year?

4. As reflected in the latest Fed minutes just released, that this variety of considerations is what underscores the Fed’s patient approach to raising rates. But, what would happen if the financial markets saw a year without a rate increase?

5. What are the implications for the market if the Fed reverses course?

6. What type of GDP growth are you looking for this year?

7. You see the Electronics Manufacturing Services as a hot industry niche. Two stocks in that group you’re looking at are Jabil (JBL) and Celestica (CLS).

That's another Spoken Word on Investing from Chief Equity Strategist and Economist, John Blank. With John, I’m Terry Ruffolo.


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