The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee unanimously raised the fed funds rate today by 0.25% to a range of 4.75-5.00%. Starting from 0.00% just a year ago, this continues to be the quickest and most robust hiking cycle since the early 1980s.
Declines in the stock market and a deterioration in sentiment in recent days were partially due to sharp banking sector declines this week. These stemmed from worries over what started as capital crisis in a couple of specific California banks (SVB Financial/Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate), ending their failures within a few days.
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