According to a new Bloomberg survey of economists, the Federal Reserve is likely to end the current rate-hike cycle with one more rate hike this year.
The median of responses in the March 13-15 poll predicted one rate hike in September. In December, the poll had forecasted two 2019 hikes.
The latest survey reveals that economists are expecting the current hiking cycle to top off at 2.75 percent upper-end of the target policy rate range; that figure is lower compared to the survey’s previous forecast of 3.25 percent.
The Fed left rates unchanged this month.