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August 23, 2019
Will the Fed cut rates again?
When the Fed cut rates in July 2019 for the first time since 2008, it went to great lengths to emphasize that it was an “insurance cut” - necessary to length the expansion but not the start of a prolonged easing cycle. The challenge for the Fed is that the economic data does not seem to be fitting its narrative.
Number of Fed rate hikes/cuts priced into the market over the next 12 months
# of 25 bps hikes/cuts
Source: Bloomberg, FactSet, Federal Reserve, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Market expectations are based on the Fed Funds futures market.