Fed Focus Turns to Dots as Hike Odds Fade: Decision-Day Guide

  • FOMC meeting may be ‘contentious’ even if hawks outnumbered
  • Signal for December increase likely to show up in ‘dot plot’

Is a December Fed Rate Hike Increasingly Likely?

Disappointing economic news has led investors to trim expectations for an interest-rate increase when the Federal Reserve concludes its two-day meeting on Wednesday, though with some officials talking up the need to tighten policy, a hike isn’t out of the question.

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