Reply To: Federal Reserve Again Raises Rates 75bps as Expected, Hints at Possibly Smaller Hikes


There was also growing speculation among market participants that today’s weak economic data and concerns about financial instability will compel the Fed to take a softer angle with its rate-hike approach. That narrative, however, was not supported by the fed funds futures market. There was little change, versus Friday, in the expectation that the terminal fed funds rate will be 4.25-4.50%.

That move came in response to the UK abandoning its plan to cut taxes for higher earners and to weaker-than-expected ISM Manufacturing and Construction Spending data out of the U.S. The 2-yr note yield, which reached 4.22% overnight, fell nine basis points on the day to 4.11%. The 10-yr note yield, which reached 3.80% overnight, fell 14 basis points to 3.65%.