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What if there is no rate hike?

The latest Fed Funds futures - a place to bet on future moves in rates - suggested there the probability of rate hike is less than 50% even after the Fed meeting in March next year.  It was 99% certainty at the beginning of the year.

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Will the Fed hike interest rate in 2015?

Year 2015 is coming to an end.  We now left only 2 dates: 2015-10-28 or 2015-12-16, for the Fed to hike interest rate.  Earlier in June 2015, we were almost certain that there will be a rate hike and the Fed even said that it might not one but possible two rate hike!  But now, we are not sure if there will be a rate hike!  So will there be a rate hike in 2015?

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Greece's Drama - a Happy Ending on 2015-06-21

Would "Grexit" take place?  Would Greece default?  We are now watching a European drama when the main actor is Greek.  Next few days would be the "judgement" day for the Greek.

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Grexit? Time to buy?

Greece's drama is probably at its height where the Greek PM called for its people to vote:  Yes - agreed to creditors' terms or a No - to reject.  A referendum will be held on 2015-07-05.

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Expecting a Market Correction This Summer?

Michael Riesner, Head equity Technical Analyst at UBS joins a chorus of technical experts who see the US stock market in the process of hitting a top and expect a major correction of 15-20% this summer.

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