Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers spoke with Bloomberg TV’s “Wall Street Week”

  • economy has a “long way to go” before inflation is under control
  • “My sense is that inflation is going to be a little more sustained than what people are looking for”
  • the Fed needs “substantially more evidence to get comfort” that inflation is declining
  • “I suspect they’re going to need more increases in interest rates than the market is now judging or than they’re now saying.”

Speculating on the peak for Fed funds:

  • “Six is certainly a scenario we can write”
  • “And that tells me that five is not a good best-guess.”

I'm not sure Summers' opinion is any more valid than a lot of economists. Still, food for thought.

Lemme know in the comments what you reckon.

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