• FED hike aftermath series: hike probabilities over coming meetings

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 21 May 2018 02:49:55   America/New_York

    FOMC increased interest rates in March and maintained its forecast for three rate hikes in 2018. FOMC also forecasted a faster pace of hikes next year than previously forecasted. March decision was unanimous. Current Federal funds rate - 150-175 bps (Note, all calculations are based on data as of 14th May)

    • June 2018 meeting: Market is attaching 95 percent probability that rates will be at 1.75-2.00 percent, and 5 percent probability that rates will be at 2.00-2.25 percent.
       
    • August 2018 meeting: Market is attaching 91.2 percent probability that rates will be at 1.75-2.00 percent, and 8.8 percent probability that rates will be at 2.00-2.25 percent.
       
    • September 2018 meeting: Market is attaching 16.8 percent probability that rates will be at 1.75-2.00 percent, 76 percent probability that rates will be at 2.00-2.25 percent, and 7.3 percent probability that rates will be at 2.25-2.50 percent.
       
    • November 2018 meeting: Market is attaching 15.2 percent probability that rates will be at 1.75-2.00 percent, 70.6 percent probability that rates will be at 2.00-2.25 percent, 13.3 percent probability that rates will be at 2.25-2.50 percent, and 0.8 percent probability that rates will be at 2.50-2.75 percent.
       
    • December 2018 meeting: Market is attaching 6.8 percent probability that rates will be at 1.75-2.00 percent, 40.1 percent probability that rates will be at 2.00-2.25 percent, 44.9 percent probability that rates will be at 2.25-2.50 percent, 7.7 percent probability that rates will be at 2.50-2.75 percent, and 0.4 percent probability that rates will be at 2.75-3.00 percent.
       
    • January 2019 meeting: Market is attaching 6.1 percent probability that rates will be at 1.75-2.00 percent, 36.5 percent probability that rates will be at 2.00-2.25 percent, 44.4 percent probability that rates will be at 2.25-2.50 percent, 11.7 percent probability that rates will be at 2.50-2.75 percent, and 1.3 percent probability that rates will be at 2.75-3.00 percent.
       

    The probability is suggesting,

    • Since our last review a week ago, the probability has eased for near month and tightened for far months.
    • Next hike is priced in June with 95 percent probability, instead of 100 percent a week ago.
    • The market brought forwarded the third hike for 2018 in September and pricing it with 83.3 percent probability compared to 78.2 percent a week ago.
    • The market is pricing the fourth hike in December with 53 percent probability instead of 47.4 percent probability just a week ago.

     

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