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A dovish Fed could become even more so

We now believe that the Federal Reserve (Fed) could deliver two ‘insurance’ rate cuts of 25bps in coming months (up to now, we expected rates to be on hold in 2019-2020). We see three drivers that could dictate the exact timing of these cuts: 1) a continuation of President Trump’s pro-tariff stance (with the risk […]

Taking the Fed’s dots at face value

The Federal Reserve (Fed) is subtly turning more hawkish, mostly due to its increased confidence in the US outlook. While the Fed’s ‘dot plot’ chart (which illustrates the central bank’s rate hike projections) was unchanged in September from June, we think the chart’s message that there will be three Fed rate hikes next year should […]