It wasn't too long ago when it seemed inevitable the Federal Reserve was going to (finally) jack up interest rates. Remember those days? (Video via Federal Reserve System)
While before, the question of when the Feds would raise interest rates seemed to be a simple curiosity. Now, it seems to be more of a harbinger of doom.
The global stock market has taken a clobbering, and that's not translating well for U.S. stocks.
Right, so we're in something of a one-week bear market. And analysts are noting the Fed seems to be in a bit of a quagmire when it comes to raising interest rates from their current near-zero rate. (Video via Federal Reserve System)
Many thought that rate hike would come next month. But with not only the global market but the U.S.'s own market in disarray, is that still likely? Perhaps.
And yet, the minutes also revealed worries over Greece's financial crisis, and China's economic woes could affect a rate hike. (Video via European Commission)
Put all of it together — the global market, uncertainty in Greece, China and the U.S. sell-off — and it seems as if, once again, we're left guessing on what will happen at the next Fed meeting in September.
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