Research: Could Equities Jitters Affect Pace of Fed Rate Hikes?

Could Equities Jitters Affect Pace of Fed Rate Hikes?

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Highlights

  • CME FedWatch tool shows high probability of a rate hike in March
  • But Fed could defer until June if correction in equities is prolonged
  • A September hike possible if core inflation tops two percent by August

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CME FedWatch Tool

View the latest rate hike probabilities with the CME FedWatch tool, which uses 30-Day Fed Fund futures prices to gauge the probability of an upcoming rate hike.

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