Real life beats out professional economists. Again…
Of course the Fed isn’t going to raise rates. Have you taken a look outside, of late?
I had been previously sold on the idea that the Fed might have made some symbolic gesture today; a fractional point or something to that effect. But there is no serious merit to any argument involving meaningful interest rate hikes, either imminently or accretive for the span of some years more yet. There never was.
The Fed needs you to believe they still have any control left. This is how confidence games work.
If I say “cross me and I’ll abduct your first born”, well maybe that will hold power over you for a while.
But the day you say “abduct my first born and what stops me from beating your head in?”…well that’s the day I stop being a meaningful threat.
The Fed is quickly approaching “un-meaningful threat” territory.
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