US Economic Update – June 2022

The Fed tightens the screws.

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Key highlights:

  • The Fed lifted the fed funds rate at its June meeting by 75bps and flagged further increases which should see it move above its estimated neutral level.
  • We expect a peak fed funds rate target range of 3.25%-3.50% in early 2023.
  • Given the move to restrictive monetary policy and other global economic headwinds (commodity price shock, China disruptions due to COVID), we expect growth to slow to a crawl by around mid-2023. As a result, it is likely that the US will go into recession next year.

Find out more in NAB’s US update (June 2022)