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Fed: 25bp hike looming in December - ING

Analysts at ING point out that markets are broadly expecting a 25bp rate rise on Wednesday and they expect the same as the US economy is booming, inflation is at or above the 2% target and the jobs market is finally generating wage pressures.

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“The outlook for policy in 2019 is more uncertain. Back in September the Federal Reserve “dot diagram”, which shows the individual predictions of FOMC members, pointed to a median expectation of three 25bp rate rises next year with a further 25bp hike in 2020. Market participants are increasingly sceptical of this with Fed funds futures contracts no longer even fully pricing in one hike in 2019.”


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