Goldman Gives Up On July Fed Cut

Goldman's seen enough. On Friday, David Mericle threw in the towel on the bank's call for a July rate cut from the Fed. They held off as long as they could, but Thursday's overshoot on the S&P Global services PMI and downside surprise for initial claims (which, I can't emphasize enough, was for May NFP survey week) tipped the scales. "Earlier this week, we noted that comments from Fed officials suggested that a July cut would likely require not just better inflation numbers but also meani

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  1. On April 5th, Goldman cut the APY offered on their Marcus high yield savings accounts by 10bps to 4.40% in anticipation of a June rate cut by the Fed. I think that they always knew that June wasn’t going to happen, but they had to wait until the last minute to capitulate on the June cuts, or else it makes the 10 bps early grab seem even worse/greedier.

    1. Well they didn’t capitulate on a June rate cut, they capitulated on a July rate cut, but more to your point: I can assure you there’s no connection whatsoever between Marcus rates and Goldman’s house Fed call. Nobody with a Marcus account has access to this research and nobody who gets this research directly would be caught dead owning a Marcus account. Having a Marcus account will get you laughed out of a cocktail party. People have a misconception about the extent to which all of this stuff is intertwined. Goldman doesn’t need to “justify” a lower rate on a retail/consumer savings product by way of research that’s only available to institutional investors. It’s not exactly like a hedge fund that uses Goldman’s prime desk gets this note and thinks “Aha! So that’s why I’m getting 10bps less on that $10,000 I have at Marcus!”

  2. As you’ve alluded to frequently of late, we’re heading towards describing inflation rates in basis points with all of this precision parsing, and tenths of basis points appear all but inevitable. We merely need to squint a little harder if we wish to make distortion-prone estimates a little clearer.

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