21 Sep 2023


FOMC KEEPS RATES UNCHANGED AS EXPECTED BUT MAKES CLEAR THAT HIGHER RATES ARE THE NEW NORMAL...US 2y yields hit highest since 2006 after somewhat hawkish Fed. Bottom-line: #Fed futures now no longer show rate CUTS beginning until September 2024. To put this in perspective, three months ago futures were expecting 4 rate CUTS in 2023. Now, interest rates are expected to PAUSE for at least 1 year... One remark: Fed estimates that r* (the real short-term interest rate expected to prevail when an economy is at full strength and inflation is stable) remains at 0.5%, and yet rates in 2026, when US debt may hit $50 trillion will be 3%. This means that blended interest on US debt will be ~$2 trillion, double where it is now. Source: Bloomberg, The Kobeissi Letter, HolgerZ, www.zerohedge.com


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