Two big indicators suggest consumers are growing more confident in the economy as Trump prepares to take office.
Wednesday's rate hike was widely expected, with rate futures indicating a 90% chance the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee would act.
Managing director Boris Schlossberg thinks the Fed does want this melt-up in rates and this massive move in the dollar, because it will start to impact Q1 profits.
For the past 50 years, the government has focused on achieving faster economic growth with short-term stimulus programs.
Global manufacturing activity rolls ever faster as a strong dollar boosts export sentiment and keeps the whistles working.
Data this week should confirm that Trump will inherit a solid economy. Will he screw it up?
A stimulus could be inflationary, and Congress shouldn't 'turn back the clock' on Dodd-Frank, Janet Yellen says.
Donald Trump's surprise win in Tuesday's elections is causing traders and analysts to increase their projections for inflation, sending 10-year Treasury yields above 2% for the first time since January.
Unemployment rate falls to 4.9% as wages rise 2.8% for the year. The Fed is likely on track for a December rate hike.
The central bank said the economy is strengthening, and hinted strongly that most policymakers believe it can sustain the second rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis.
Rates should 'come in' a bit into next month, before rising sharply in 2017, when the 10-year Treasury note should test the 2.4% if not the 3% level.
'The biggest macroeconomic problem we'll have is a lack of labor; we're at full employment,' a Moody's Analytics economist says. 'It's going to feel good.'
The last pre-election week includes a quiet Fed and a likely upbeat jobs report as an election storm develops.
Growth was better in the third quarter -- but still not great. Is it enough to affect the election?
Exports may increase, but investors may be hesitant to invest in British markets, and U.K. businesses may face shortages of skilled employees.