Economic Commentary

Podcast: Analyzing the Fed’s pause and insights into potential future rate cuts

May 08, 2024
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Key Takeaways:

Nationwide’s Chief Economist Kathy Bostjancic and Financial Market Economist Oren Klachkin discuss the Fed’s decision to keep rates steady in May. Policymakers are still keen to lower interest rates, but the timing and extent of policy easing are somewhat unclear as economic activity remains buoyant and inflation isn’t falling as fast as they hoped. When do we expect to see lower rates and how much easing could occur?


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