Most economists expect fewer rate hikes from Fed


According to the results of a survey of 60 economists conducted by The Wall Street Journal, most experts lowered their forecast for the Federal Reserve System’s rate hike in 2019 from 3 to 2. According to their estimates, at the Fed meeting next week it will be decided to raise the rate from 2.25% to 2.5% per annum. 48% of respondents expect the next increase in March, 28% - in June. The results of the survey also showed that the participants expect the Fed to continue raising rates until mid-2020. Its peak value of 3.15% per annum is expected in 2020.

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