Federal Open Market Committee


The Federal Reserve’s Rate Hike Campaigns Effect on the U.S. Consumer

U.S. interest rates have hit their highest point since 2007, right before the start of the Great Recession currently sitting at 5.33% (St. Louis FED) and American consumers have been feeling the brunt of it. The spiking cost of everyday goods, record-high mortgage rates, and high fluctuating oil prices have caused the consumer to feel immense financial pain over the past two years.

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