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Wall Street Floats 100 Basis-Point Fed Hike as Inflation Stings

  • Barclays, Jefferies raise forecast to 75bps for June meeting
  • Powell could evoke a ‘Volcker moment’ to combat inflation

Pockets of Wall Street are raising the possibility that the Federal Reserve could go to extreme lengths on Wednesday in an attempt to control the hottest US inflation in four decades. 

While the consensus expectation for the US central bank’s interest rate increase at this week’s meeting is a half-percentage point, higher than expected consumer price index data last Friday prompted two banks, Barclays and Jefferies, to revise their calls for the potential of 75 basis points.