Goldman Sachs expecting five rate hikes this year

Goldman Sachs expecting five rate hikes this year

Goldman Sachs expecting five rate hikes this year

Goldman said it continues to expect three hikes in 2023 and for the Fed to reach the same terminal rate of 2.5-2.75% in 2024.

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) is forecasting that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates five times in 2022, versus four previously, with a hike expected in March, according to a note from its economists late on Friday.

Economists have scrambled to update rate hike expectations since the Fed on Wednesday said it was likely to hike interest rates in March and reaffirmed plans to end its bond purchases that month in what Fed Chairman Jerome Powell pledged will be a sustained battle to tame inflation.

The economists said they had revised up their inflation path expectation following data this week while in addition, "Chair Powell’s comments earlier this week made it clear that the Fed leadership is open to a more aggressive pace of tightening."

Goldman said it continues to expect three hikes in 2023 and for the Fed to reach the same terminal rate of 2.5-2.75% in 2024.

Earlier in January, Goldman said it expected four hikes this year and for the process of balance sheet reduction to start as soon as July.

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