Tags: interest rates

Fed Officials Shift Tone But Remain Wary of Markets’ Aggressive Rate Cut Bets

By Steve Matthews and Catarina Saraiva Federal Reserve officials shifted their tone this week, inching closer to the conversation markets have long been having: When will the central bank begin cutting interest rates? A litany of policymakers — including six who will vote on policy next year — indicated in recent days that they were comfortable with keeping rates […]

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UBS Strategists See Far Deeper Fed Rate Cuts Than What Markets Are Pricing

By Alice Atkins and Sujata Rao-Coverley The Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by 275 basis points next year, nearly four times more than what markets are pricing, strategists at UBS Investment Bank predict. A continued decline in inflation will enable the central bank to start easing policy as soon as March, with rates likely to be cut in the large increments […]

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