The Shallows! Traders Fully Price 75-Basis-Point Fed Hike at July Meeting As Mortgage Rates Decline Slightly (Fed Fighting Inflation At All Costs!)

Here we go loop de loop! Traders are pricing in a 75 basis point rate increase at the July FOMC meeting despite collapsing Fed 5-year inflation breakeven rates.

Money markets are betting on a three quarter-percentage point hike by Federal Reserve officials later this month, wagering the US will need to ramp up the pace of monetary tightening to tame inflation.

The repricing comes ahead of a key inflation report due Wednesday. The headline figure for June is set to accelerate to 8.8% year over year, the highest since 1981.

Bankrate’s 30Y mortgage rate fell slightly ahead of today’s inflation report with the expectation of The Fed hiking their target rate by 75 basis points to 2.338% at the July 27th Fed Open Market Committee meeting.

Trader expectations from Fed Funds Futures data:

Last night I watched “The Shallows” on Peacock TV. I thought from the title that it was going to be a biography of The Federal Reserve, but it was a film about a surfer being attacked by a shark.