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Traders keep bets on two 2018 Fed rate hikes under Powell

14 Décembre 2017

Despite recent bullish reports in connection with largely positive economic forecasts for 2018, the Fed continues to take a conservative approach to monetary policy.

However, in an unexpected development two members of the Federal Open Market Committee, Charles Evans and Neel Kashkari voted against that move, saying they preferred to keep rates unchanged.

In the U.S. Congress, Republican leaders say they are closer to securing a deal which will enable the speedy passage of a reformed tax package, suggesting a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% is likely, while the top rate of individual federal income tax would barely change. This includes the FOMC rate announcement and statement, where the market expects the Fed to hike rates and also provide guidance on future rate hikes in 2018. The immediate reasons are these: The Fed's forecast and statement accompanying the rate hike were peaceful. The German 10-year yield today is 0.317 percent, and Japan's 0.049 percent. G.

On shorter time horizons, in its policy statement the U.S. monetary authority reiterated that near-term risks to the economic outlook "appeared roughly balanced" and that the committee would continue to carefully monitor how inflation behaved relative to its "symmetric" goal for price stability.

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Coming in at No 4, the Englishman helped steady the ship after Otago picked up two quick wickets in the third over. Stokes struggled in his first three games in New Zealand, averaging 12 with the bat and 144 with the ball.

Unemployment rate projections fro 2018 and 2019 are lowered to 3.9%, down from 4.1%.

It was the third rate hike of the year.

Inflation forecasts are kept unchanged. "We wish Jay Powell the best of luck; he's going to need it".

Traders keep bets on two 2018 Fed rate hikes under Powell