Fed rate outlook update: plenty of patience and low rates ahead
The release of the Fed meeting minutes on Wednesday lead a lot of people to believe that the Fed really will be as patient as they were claiming, and that the June chatter is probably only more of a hedge rather than a likelihood. September remains the high-probability time frame for liftoff.
Fed funds futures are now indicating only an 18% chance of liftoff in June and only a 38% chance in July, but still a 55% chance of liftoff in September.
A second hike in October is now less likely, while a second hike in December is more likely. A third hike in January is now unlikely.
In short, interest rates will still be quite low through the rest of the year.
-- Jack Krupansky