Fed’s in a Pickle - SocGen

Fed’s in a Pickle - SocGen

25 April 2016, 09:54
Roberto Jacobs

Fed’s in a Pickle - SocGen

Kit Juckes, Research Analyst at Societe Generale, suggests that the odds of this week’s US FOMC meeting delivering a rate hike are zero, according to Bloomberg.

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The chances of a cut are higher, but only 2%. What matters is the tone of the statement but the Fed has painted itself into a corner. The odds of a June hike are now down at 20% and the FOMC can’t signal a move without triggering market turmoil.

A neutral/dovish message may provide a modicum of short-term comfort to markets and hold down the dollar but wouldn’t solve the problem of how to prepare markets for further policy normalisation.”


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