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Bond Market Pricing in at Least One Interest Rate Hike in 2022
The bond market is currently pricing in a 56.8% chance of a rate hike by December 2022.
ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged, Hints at Easing
Amid "pervasive uncertainty" over trade, "the ECB and the U.S. Federal Reserve appear to have given up on plans to tighten [monetary] policy."
U.S. Job Growth Falls to 151,000 in August
The latest jobs report increases the odds the Federal Reserve will defer any interest rate hike until no sooner than December.
Yellen Dampens Expectations for April Rate Hike
With readings on the U.S. economy "mixed" since the start of the year, the Federal Reserve will continue to "proceed cautiously."
January Data Still Show Solid Labor Market
While U.S. job growth slowed to 151,000 jobs after a year-end surge, the unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low.
Strong Jobs Report Makes Rate Hike Likely
The gain of 211,000 jobs in November should remove "the final doubts" that the Fed will raise rates this month.
Fed Officials Boost Rate Hike Expectations
Comments at a conference suggest policymakers are ready for "liftoff" at the Fed's December meeting.
Junk Bond Default Rate to Hit 3.3%
S&P warns the speculative-grade market will be under pressure from a "near-certain" hike in interest rates.
Producer Prices Dip for 2nd Straight Month
October showed a 0.4% decline in the producer price index, possibly complicating the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates.
Strong U.S. Job Gains Boost Case for Rate Hike
Economists and investors see the October jobs report as a green light for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.
Consumer Spending up Only 1% in September
With income, consumption, and inflation trending lower, the prospects for an interest-rate hike next month may be dimming.