Global Policy Rate Hikes

Global Policy Rate Hikes In June 2024, for the first time since October 2020, no major central banks around the world raised interest rates, marking a significant shift in global monetary policies. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Interest Rates – Central Bank Policy Rate Hikes vs. Cuts

Interest Rates – Central Bank Policy Rate Hikes vs. Cuts Emerging market central banks typically take the lead in initiating monetary tightening and easing cycles. In 2024, their approach has shifted away from aggressive easing. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Central Banks Policy Rates

Central Banks Policy Rates Are global negative interest rates unlikely to be revisited soon, as many policymakers have concluded that they have not worked as intended? Image: Deutsche Bank

Fed – Number of Policy Rate Adjustments

Fed – Number of Policy Rate Adjustments Throughout history, the Federal Reserve has made decisions that are not influenced by the election cycle, as the central bank’s actions are predominantly guided by economic indicators and its dual mandate. Image: BofA Global Research

Median Policy Rate Projections in the Fed’s Summary of Economic Projections

Median Policy Rate Projections in the Fed’s Summary of Economic Projections The anticipation of rate cuts in 2024 and beyond is generally viewed as bullish for equity markets, as it signals a potential easing of monetary policy that can support economic growth and stock prices. Image: BofA Global Research