The "Halftime Report" closed the show with their reactions to on Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart's case for a rate hike this year.
Steve Weiss believes the market is prepared for a rate hike. He thinks the Fed will go this year.
Dan Greenhaus expects more Federal Reserve officials to jump on board for a rate hike.
Trader disclosure: On September 21, 2015, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders: PETE NAJARIAN: Long AAPL, AMAT, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AA, AAL, BEE, BMY, DAL, MPEL, PFE, SWFT, UAL, XLF, XOM, ZIOP, he is long puts DISH, FCX. JOE TERRANOVA: Long VRTS. STEVE WEISS: Long AAL, C, CVC, CYBX, GILD, GNRC, LULU, NCR