Odds of Four Fed Rate Hikes in ’18 on the Rise? This Economist Thinks So – – – With the Federal Reserve FOMC set to meet next month, Wall Street is already locking in yet another rate hike. One economist thinks the fed will keep going and wind up hiking rates four times (at least) in 2018. What’s your take? Will the Fed hike rates four or more times? Why or why not? If so, how will that impact investors and the financial markets, and the U.S. economy? Requirements: Economists, Federal Reserve experts, stock market managers, money managers, analysts, investors.