In an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said that “at this point, I'd toss a coin between 50 bps and 75 bps,” adding that “if data remains strong and inflation doesn't soften, it may make a case for another 75 bps.”
Inflation is a big problem.
Some weakening in the economy is to be expected.
Fed needs to really make sure inflation is well on its way to 2% before taking steps to increase its accommodative policy stance.
I see growth around 2% this year before moderating to 0.5% to 1% gain next year.
The greenback is uninspired by the above comments, with the US dollar index keeping its renewed upside intact near 108.30. The gauge is still down 0.39% so far.