The Federal Reserve will doubtless ease up on its plans for a number of rate of interest hikes subsequent yr, Wharton College finance professor Jeremy Siegel instructed CNBC on Tuesday.

Along with an anticipated price rise in December, the central financial institution has indicated it plans three extra in 2019.

“The market is clearly nervous about over-tightening of the Fed,” Siegel mentioned on “Closing Bell.””I anticipate Chairman [Jerome] Powell to both make a speech or point out within the subsequent [Federal Open Market Committee] assembly that the Fed goes to considerably decelerate its price of price hikes in 2019.”

Main U.S. inventory indexes plummeted Tuesday, with each the Dow Jones Industrial Common and S&P 500 turning damaging for the yr.

Shrugging off rumors that a recession may very well be looming, Siegel mentioned the market is displaying different indicators.

“The market is saying that the tempo is somewhat too quick,” he contended. “It isn’t robust sufficient to take a 3.5 % fed funds price or greater subsequent yr.”

Siegel is just not alone in his projection. In accordance with a latest Reuters ballot, a robust majority of economists surveyed over the previous week say the Fed will gradual the tempo subsequent yr. In the meantime, a brand new CNBC World CFO Council survey discovered that 45.9 % anticipate two price hikes in 2019, whereas 40.5 % anticipate three.

Powell, who grew to become the 16th chairman of the Federal Reserve in February, is scheduled to talk on the Financial Membership of New York on Wednesday, Nov. 28.


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