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That coming Fed hike? Take it easy

There are five fundamental reasons not to be overly concerned about what will soon become the most anticipated rise in Fed interest rates in history

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TIME TO SHOP: If the Federal Reserve does raise interest rates in December or whenever, it will only be because the US economy is stronger and the Fed is confident that this will continue - in other words, it will be a "good hike".

FOR much of this year, the big debate (or obsession) for investors has been about when the US Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates after keeping them near zero for almost seven years. After delays in June and September, attention is now focused on the Dec 15-16 meeting following