The Fed appears more optimistic than some investors. Here’s why

In particular, analysts said the Fed’s expectation of accelerating economic growth next year, rising to 1.2% from a forecast 0.2% for 2022, was incongruous with such sharply higher interest rates. Analysts at Barclays said the growth projection was “difficult to reconcile” with slowing spending and the “intensifying drag from tightening financial conditions.” As higher rates raise costs for companies, spending falls, hiring slows, and unemployment rises.

The Fed appears more optimistic than some investors. Here’s why
In particular, analysts said the Fed’s expectation of accelerating economic growth next year, rising to 1.2% from a forecast 0.2% for 2022, was incongruous with such sharply higher interest rates. Analysts at Barclays said the growth projection was “difficult to reconcile” with slowing spending and the “intensifying drag from tightening financial conditions.” As higher rates raise costs for companies, spending falls, hiring slows, and unemployment rises.