Fed Surprises No One With 50 Basis Point Rate Hike, Highest Since November 2007 (New Fed Dots Plot Looks Like Lillehammer Ski Jump)

As expected, The Federal Reserve raised their target rate by 50 basis points to 4.50%, the highest Fed target rate since November 2007.

The only thing interesting that happened was Powell’s hawkish statements about The Fed wanting to keep tightening to fight inflation caused under “Inflation Joe” Biden.

But the NEW Fed Dots plot looks like an Olympic Ski jump with expectations of DECLINING Fed target rates.

My take on the steeply downward sloping Dot Plot is a tacit acknowledgement that a recession is headed our way in 2023.

Here is the Lillehammer Olympic ski jump that resembles today’s Fed Dots Plot.