We are looking at increase in expectation of Fed rate hikes this year 2019 versus just last week based on CME Fedwatch Tool. Just last week market was looking at virtually no hike and odds of a rate cut but now we are back in 2-hikes territory.
Despite the small numbers involved, Fedwatch tool now indicates possibility of two rate hikes in 2019 and no cut in the first half of the year. This is a hawkish swing from just 7 days ago.
Odds of further Fed hikes in 2019 dinimished to virtually zero based on CME Fedwatch Tool. DXY reinforces this with down trend price action.
Based on CME Fedwatch Tool, market attaches a 96.3% of a 25 point rate hike at the coming June 2018 meeting. Another 25-point hike is highly expected in September but a total of 4 hikes or 100 points by end of year cannot be ruled out
Exercise caution with Straits Times Index and Hang Seng Index which are both painting potential reversal chart patterns on weekly time frame.
4-charts. Dot Plot shows FOMC meeting participants’ assessment of monetary policy. Rate hike odds implied from Fed Fund Futures trading.
Screencaps of rate hike probabilities as well as FOMC Dot Plot taken off CME FedWatch Tool. In addition, a list of 3 meeting outcomes that could qualify as a shock to the market i.e. high impact news.