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HSBC analysts suggest that the FOMC is expected to maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate at the March meeting.

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“The Fed’s narrative on interest rates has been clear since the dovish pivot at the January FOMC meeting: monetary policy is currently in a good place, and the FOMC will remain patient in assessing the need for any further adjustments to the policy stance.”

“The March FOMC meeting is therefore likely to reinforce this. The Summary of Economic Projections will be released at the same time and the median “dots” could show that further     rate hikes are likely, although less so than in December.”