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This isn’t your parents’ Fed

Despite the Federal Reserve actively working to fight higher prices, inflation remained stubbornly high at 8.3% year-over-year ending in August. In response, on Sept. 21, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds rate by another 75 basis points (three-quarters of a percentage point) to a target range of 3% to 3.25%.

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Fed focused on curbing inflation

The Fed plans to keep monetary policy at restrictive levels until 2% inflation is achieved, rather than the stop-go policy approach it used four decades ago. (Sept. 15, 2022)

Quarterly CIO Commentary

As we enter the third quarter of the year, you may be wondering if the issues that beleaguered the first half of 2022 will be resolved. Will the Fed’s rate hikes cause a recession? What will happen in the markets? In this Q&A, BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson addresses these and other concerns.

2022 Midyear Market Outlook

Join BOK Financial investment experts Brian Henderson, Steve Wyett and Cavanal Hill Investment Management President Matt Stephani for their outlook on the domestic and global economy, inflation, and the markets.

Insights and Resources

Is this a recession?

FOMC Institutes First Rate Hike Since 2018

Market Volatility? Keep Calm and Carry On.

Fed Reaction to Lingering Inflation

Market Reactions to Omicron Variant

Analysis of Federal Reserve’s Latest Moves

SEC Approves First Bitcoin Futures-Backed ETF

Insights on Supply Chain and Labor Woes

Potential Tax Implications of Infrastructure Plan

Employment and Price Stability

Wyett Addresses Growing Inflation Concerns

Is Inflation Just Around the Corner?

Consumers Coming Back

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