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Fed Officials Consider Skipping a Hike in June — But Don’t Call It a Pause

  • Logan doesn’t yet see case for June pause amid inflation
  • Bostic says ‘a pause could be a skip or it could be a hold’
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WATCH: Federal Reserve officials seem more divided than ever over continuing rate hikes or pausing. Another possibility that’s being discusses is a skip. Source: Bloomberg

Hike, hold or skip?

Federal Reserve officials are sounding increasingly split over whether to raise interest rates at their meeting next month or pause their credit tightening campaign. A compromise some have suggested: a skip, where they put off a rate increase next month only to return to it at their following meeting in July.