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Fast Comment US — Fed on course for rate hike in December

  1. Fed leaves rates on hold, as expected
  2. Minor tweaks to press statement; Fed on course for rate hike in December
  3. We expect the Fed to continue to raise rates once a quarter; midterms do not change the outlook

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist | anbe83@handelsbanken.se

Global Macro Forecast — Interest rate hikes despite lower growth

• Geopolitical risks dominate
• Divergence in global growth
• Central banks defy concerns

Ann Öberg, Head of Economic Research | anob04@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment US — Wage growth jumped to a nine-year high

  1. No sign of slowing in employment growth
  2. Wage growth jumped to a nine-year high
  3. Fed still on track for rate hike in December

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist | anbe83@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment US — Unemployment hits its lowest rate since 1969

  1. Labour market conditions still tightening; unemployment at its lowest rate since 1969
  2. Moderate wage growth
  3. Fed on course for a rate hike in December

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist | anbe83@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment US — Fed raises rates and more rate hikes on the way

  1. Fed hikes rates, as expected, and signals that further gradual increases lie ahead
  2. Minor tweaks to press statement and FOMC projections: Fed on course for rate hike in December
  3. We expect the Fed to continue to raise rates once a quarter

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist | anbe83@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment US — Strong labour market keeps Fed on track for further rate hikes

  1. Employment growth continues to go from strength to strength
  2. Wage pressure building
  3. We expect the Fed to continue to raise rates once a quarter

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist | anbe83@handelsbanken.se