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Today I posted my two-hundred-and-thirty-fourth YouTube video: Why March 22 Is the Next Big Date

Today’s topic is: Why March 22 Is the Next Big Date. March 22 is the date of the Fed’s next meeting. And it’s the first time we’ll get projections from the Fed on where interest rates will peak since the last Dot Plot in December. The market has been playing catch-up with the Fed since that December meeting. A hopeful market thought that the Fed was being too aggressive in their estimates of a peak of 5.00% to 5.10%, but the recent surge in jobs in January has made the market fall in line with the Fed’s expectations. As of February 7, the market had priced in a 25 basis point increase in March and May, with a peak hitting in June or July at 5.12% (nearly exactly the same as the Fed’s December projections). Just a week ago, the market was looking at a 4.9 peak in possibly May. The market has shifted to catch up with the Fed, but now we have to wait until March 22 to see if the Fed has moved the peak interest goalposts. In the meantime, I don’t expect the market to move much as we wait for the March 22 Fed meeting.

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