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GOBankingRates: Fed Raises Rates Another Quarter Point — Is This the Last Increase for 2023?

Yaël Bizouati-Kennedy | May 03 , 2023

Despite growing calls from politicians and economists for the Federal Reserve to pause its rate hikes, it came as no surprise that Fed officials once again unanimously stated on May 3 that they would raise interest rates by a quarter point. According to Mace McCain, president, managing director and CIO at Frost Investment Advisors, this latest hike was justified given the recent move up in PCE, inflation expectations and the employment cost index.

“Their single-minded focus on inflation comes at the expense of main street employment and small businesses. Tighter credit and higher borrowing costs will weigh heavily on economic growth, pushing us into a slowdown in late 2023 or early 2024,” added McCain.

Excerpted from GOBankingRates on May 3, 2023. To read full article, click here.

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