This is based on the probabilities of changes to the Fed Funds rate and U.S. monetary policy, as implied by 30-Day Fed Funds futures pricing data.
For the June meeting, later today on Wednesday, 14 June 2023 its showing 100% for no change, for Fed Funds to stay in the 5 – 5.25% range.
The July meeting, however, is still very much live at this stage:
By the time the July meeting comes around we’ll have had another CPI reading for the US. This is likely to show inflation falling further, so I expect that pricing will move towards another ‘no change’ expectation. But, sticky core inflation is the question:
- BNP Paribas Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) preview – why there’ll be a hike in July
- Data on Tuesday showed US inflation kept slowing, should reinforce FOMC on hold decision (RBC preview)
- Goldman Sachs: FOMC likely to keep rates unchanged; dollar depreciation expected later
- Week Ahead: US CPI, FOMC, Retail Sales; ECB; PBoC, China activity data
Statement due at 2pm US Eastern time and Powell’s news conference follows a half hour later.
This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com.