Goldman Sachs officials are ready to push back their rate hike forecast to late 2016. As Bloomberg reported, they are hedging their bets on a December rate hike (probably to save face):
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said there’s a chance U. S. policy makers will delay raising interest rates well into next year. While Goldman Sachs’s central forecast is still for a December liftoff, a slowdown in output and employment may justify the Fed keeping rates near zero for ‘much longer,’ the bank said in a report.’
Peter has been saying the Federal Reserve won’t raise rates all year. Now, as the year winds down and bad economic data continue to leak out, the mainstream appears to be catching up. Peter said it will eventually wake up completely.
The pretense that the Fed is about to raise rates, that a rate hike is just around the corner is going to end. It cannot withstand all of this negative economic news.’
This post was published at Schiffgold on OCTOBER 8, 2015.