With the ultra low rates since 2008 pension funds have been doing quite bad. If the rates don't rise soon many pension funds will have to lower pension benefits.
JPMorgan Capitulates, No Longer Expects Rate Hikes In 2019
Taking a diametrically opposite stance to Morgan Stanley, which earlier this week forecast that as a result of a rebound in the economy in the second half, and an acceleration in inflation into 2020 and further, the Fed would hike rates once in 2019 (in December) followed by three more hikes in 2020, on Thursday JPMorgan's chief economist Michael Feroli published a report in which he changed his "Fed view" and as a result it no longer sees any more rate hikes in 2019 (it had previously predicted one in December), and just one more hike in 2020. As Feroli writes in his preview of next week's key Fed meeting, the latest ... (full story)