More from Feds Mester: There is no decision yet on the need for July rate hike

  • There’s no decision yet on the need for a July rate hike, more data is needed.
  • The outlook for the terminal federal funds rate matches, or is just above, June’s median forecast.
  • Housing inflation is expected to ease, but it’s still an upside rise for price pressures.
  • There was a preference for a rate hike in June, but there’s an understanding as to why there wasn’t any action taken.
  • There’s full awareness that the economy’s performance could surprise officials.
  • The economy would be better off if the federal funds rate goes higher.
  • There aren’t signs of excessive credit tightening.

The Federal Reserve will meet on July 27 and 28th. The expectations are for a 25 basis point hike by the market.

This article was written by Greg Michalowski at Source