No Soft Landing! U.S. Fed Raises Rates by 0.75 Percentage Point In Largest Increase Since 1994!
The U.S. Fed announced the largest interest-rate increase since 1994 and signaled it would continue lifting rates this year to fight inflation that is running at a 40-year high. Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicates that the economy may go into recession without a soft landing. Officials agreed to a 0.75-percentage-point rate rise, which will increase the Fed’s benchmark federal-funds rate to a range between 1.5% and 1.75%. It is expected that the Fed may raise rates to at least 3% this year.