The US economy has grown by a strong 3.6 percent since Donald Trump became president.
But there is concern that the economy may not be humming as much as it should.
The Fed will announce on Wednesday that it will raise interest rates by as much or as little as it wants this year, but it is expected to raise rates later this year and raise them even more in 2019.
The US stock market is up 6.5 percent in 2017, according to data from FactSet.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen nearly 500 points in 2017.
“We are in uncharted territory,” said Stephen Schwartz, chief investment officer at CMC Markets.
“The Fed will make a decision and it will be a very large decision.”
Fed chair Janet Yellen has been a vocal proponent of a rate hike this year.
But the market has not yet started buying bonds, which means that bond yields are still higher than stocks.
That may cause some investors to hold out longer for a rate increase.
But that could also mean that the Fed has a lot to lose in the long run.
The Federal Reserve is expected not to hike rates again until 2023.
But as long as markets continue to rally, they could decide to raise interest rate again sooner.
Here are five reasons why investors may be worried: Wall Street isn’t sure how long the Fed will stay at 3 percent or if it will ever raise rates again.
Many of the Fed’s decisions are still up for review, and even the chairman of the board, Jerome Powell, said last month that he thinks rates should remain at 3.5 to 3.75 percent.
In his statement, Powell said that he was “concerned about the uncertainty and lack of clarity” surrounding the Fed decision.
“If it is determined that the interest rate environment is deteriorating, the Committee should consider increasing the statutory short-term rate to provide support to economic activity and employment,” Powell wrote.
But even if the Fed decides to raise its long-term rates, there are still questions about how the economy will react.
As CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin reported last week, a report released last month by the Fed suggested that economic growth was slowing, and that the unemployment rate would continue to rise, despite a recent surge in business investment.
And some economists argue that investors are concerned that the Federal Reserve may not act on its plan to raise the long-run interest rate.
Fed Chair Janet Yellin.
“I think that the question is, does it need to raise it in order to get inflation back up to a normal level, or will the inflation rebound be too modest?
I don’t think so,” said Paul Romer, a professor of economics at George Mason University.
“It’s difficult to know how much the economy would be growing if the inflation rate was rising.”
The Fed may even take steps to lower interest rates to boost economic growth.
Yellen, for example, has repeatedly suggested that the central bank could raise interest costs by 0.5 percentage points, which could boost economic activity.
That could mean that investors might be willing to buy stocks in the hopes of getting higher rates.
“Investors are not going to do anything if they think that inflation is going to rebound,” Schwartz said.
“They are going to take the risk of having that 1 percentage point move that would be really important for growth.”
But that risk is going up.
The unemployment rate, as measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has been hovering around 6.1 percent.
If it falls to 5.5, that would put the unemployment level at 6.3 percent.
Economists say that would still be above the historical norm of 6.2 percent.
And the economic recovery is still slow.
There have been 4.5 million more jobs added in 2017 than in 2016, according the Bureau.
But economic growth has been weak, as well.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the recovery would be weaker than in the previous two recoveries: the recession of 2007-2009 and the Great Recession of 2008-2009.
“That is a really bad situation,” Schwartz told CNBC.
“This is a very hard economy, and it is going through some pretty rough times.”
Wall Street may not have been so worried about a rate rise in 2018.
As The Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Roth reported last month, the economy has been humming in recent months, with the unemployment and GDP growth rates in recent weeks averaging between 3.3 and 3.8 percent.
That is higher than the 3.2-percent rate in 2018, and the 3-percent mark in the year before the Great Depression.
The Labor Department’s latest jobs report showed that the number of jobs added fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of just over 50,000.
And while the unemployment rates fell, the number who said they had been laid off was still higher at 6 percent.
But, Schwartz said, “it’s going to be a long, long time before the Fed is