Two More Rate Hikes in 2017 About Right

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the Federal Open Market Committee’s median estimate for two more rate hikes this year “seems about right.”

“That’s my forecast as well,” Fischer said in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.

U.S. central bankers are gradually removing monetary stimulus as inflation moves back to their 2 percent target. Fed officials forecast they would raise interest rates two more times this year after hiking earlier this month, according to their predictions released March 15.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.