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Saturday, May 07, 2022

Odds At 100% (Certain) The U.S. Prime Rate Will Rise To At Least 4.50% After The June 15, 2022 FOMC Monetary Policy Meeting

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As of right now, our odds are at 100% (certain) the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will vote to raise the target range for the benchmark fed funds rate, from the current 0.75% - 1.00%, to at least   1.25% - 1.50%, at the June 15TH, 2022 monetary policy meeting, with the U.S. Prime Rate (a.k.a Fed Prime Rate) rising to at least 4.50% (with the possibility of an increase to 4.75%.)

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"...Sure. So 75 basis point increase is not something the committee is actively considering. What we are doing is we raised 50 basis points today. And we said that, again, assuming that economic and financial conditions evolve in ways that are consistent with our expectations, there's a broad sense on the committee that additional 50 basis increases should be on, 50 basis points should be on the table for the next couple of meetings. So we're going to make those decisions at the meetings, of course, and we'll be paying close attention to the incoming data and the evolving outlook, as well as to financial conditions..."
 
Nevertheless, a 75 basis point (0.75 percentage point) increase is possible for the June 15TH meeting, due in large part to Thursday's Productivity and Labor Costs report for Q1, 2022. Year-on-year, productivity declined by 0.6% (bad), while unit labor costs increased by 7.2% (even worse!) 

Moreover, according to the April 2022 Jobs report, average hourly earnings rose by a hefty 5.464% compared to a year ago, and the most recent Core PCE inflation reading was 5.2%.

Stay tuned......
 
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The current U.S. Prime Rate was raised to the current 4.00% on May 4TH, 2022.

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Stay tuned for the latest odds, and for current U.S. economic data (inflation, jobs, economic growth, wages, etc.) 


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Current Odds
  • Current odds the U.S. Prime Rate will rise to at least 4.50% after the June 15TH, 2022 FOMC monetary policy meeting, with the possibility of an increase to 4.75%: 100% (certain.)


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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Third FOMC Meeting of 2022 Adjourned: United States Prime Rate Rises to 4.00%

U.S. Prime Rate Rises to at 4.00%
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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve System has just adjourned its third monetary policy meeting of 2022 and, in accordance with our latest forecast, has voted to raise the benchmark target range for the federal funds rate from 0.25% - 0.50%, to 0.75% - 1.00%. Therefore, the United States Prime Rate (a.k.a the Fed Prime Rate) is now 4.00%.

NB: U.S. Prime Rate = (The Fed Funds Target Rate + 3)

Here's a clip from today's FOMC press release (note text in bold):

"...Although overall economic activity edged down in the first quarter, household spending and business fixed investment remained strong. Job gains have been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined substantially. Inflation remains elevated, reflecting supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher energy prices, and broader price pressures.

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is causing tremendous human and economic hardship. The implications for the U.S. economy are highly uncertain. The invasion and related events are creating additional upward pressure on inflation and are likely to weigh on economic activity. In addition, COVID-related lockdowns in China are likely to exacerbate supply chain disruptions. The Committee is highly attentive to inflation risks.

The Committee seeks to achieve maximum employment and inflation at the rate of 2 percent over the longer run. With appropriate firming in the stance of monetary policy, the Committee expects inflation to return to its 2 percent objective and the labor market to remain strong. In support of these goals, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 3/4 to 1 percent and anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate. In addition, the Committee decided to begin reducing its holdings of Treasury securities and agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities on June 1, as described in the Plans for Reducing the Size of the Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet that were issued in conjunction with this statement.

In assessing the appropriate stance of monetary policy, the Committee will continue to monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook. The Committee would be prepared to adjust the stance of monetary policy as appropriate if risks emerge that could impede the attainment of the Committee’s goals. The Committee's assessments will take into account a wide range of information, including readings on public health, labor market conditions, inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and financial and international developments.

Voting for the monetary policy action were Jerome H. Powell, Chair; John C. Williams, Vice Chair; Michelle W. Bowman; Lael Brainard; James Bullard; Esther L. George; Patrick Harker; Loretta J. Mester; and Christopher J. Waller. Patrick Harker voted as an alternate member at this meeting..."
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