Will Headwinds Dampen 2019 Economy After a Strong 2018?

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Did Fed Pause Rate Hikes in Time?

  • The equities selloff in Q4 2018 led the Fed to change course on rate hikes
  • Rising concerns over the trade war, slowing global growth also played a role
  • Could more Fed rate hikes in 2019 have inverted the yield curve?
  • Did the Fed pause its series of rate hikes in time to avoid economic shortfalls?

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