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Will QE Ending and Fed Funds Hike End the Market Rally?

Historical Perspective Graphic

For those who believe the extraordinary rise in stocks that we've witnessed since March 2009 is coming to an end, particularly in light on an impending interest rate hike, here are statistics that may prove otherwise.

Take a look at the following chart, one that I shared with my clients back in late May. (click on graphic to expand it)

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The point -- Don't fear the Fed or let fear of an interest rate hike affect your equity allocation, barring other circumstances. The anticipation of a rate hike by investors is more apt to cause a short-term correction not the actual event. After all, doesn't a rate hike signal that the economy is on the path to recovery?

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