Reply To: US Consumer Services Inflation Still Rising, 7.5% in December from 7.2% in November


Fed’s Harker:

Eye-popping inflation numbers now likely in the rearview mirror
Doesn’t see recession but GDP should slow to 1% this year
Time of supersized hikes has passed
Remains concerned about commercial real estate
Unemployment likely to tick up to 4.5% this year from 3.5% currently
Unemployment then likely to fall back to 4.0% in 2024
Labor market in excellent shape

“We will raise rates a few more times this year, though, to my mind, the days of us raising them 75 basis points at a time have surely passed…hikes of 25 bps will be appropriate going forward.”