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Fed hiked: so now what? - ANZ

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    FXStreet (Guatemala) - Analysts at ANZ explained that it feels like we have been talking about the timing and possible implications of the first Fed rate hike for pretty much the entire year. "Now what?".

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    "So now that the hike is finally behind us, and to date markets seem to have taken it pretty well (although recent US equity wobbles are worth keeping an eye on), we are no doubt entering a bit of a post-decision lull period (perhaps just like many local workers are feeling after their recent staff Christmas parties).

    But with so much focus on that one decision, it is of course natural to now pause and ask: now what? The next couple of weeks will surely give people plenty of time to catch up on their reading and prepare themselves for the year ahead.

    But things will no doubt pick back up quickly again in the new year as some key questions surrounding the outlook remain unanswered. Will it be FOMC members or the market that is correct in terms of the pace of future US interest rate hikes?

    How will asset valuations fare as the global cost of capital continues to get re-priced? Will Chinese officials be forced to deliver more stimulus to help shore up the economy and generate some inflation? Will the commodity price rout continue, or will supply eventually respond? There are many other questions too."
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