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The new Fed chairman will likely continue Janet Yellen’s slow and steady approach to raising interest rates.
“The Fed is open in Houston. It’s open here in Dallas,” Richard Fisher says.
The Fed has embarked on six such efforts in the past — in 1921-1922, 1928-1930, 1937, 1941, 1948-1950 and 2000. Five ended in recession,
Markets currently assign just about a 50 percent chance that the Fed will approve another interest rate hike this year.
Fed chair Yellen gave her reasons why inflation should come back and justify the Fed’s rate hike earlier Wednesday.
While it may not sound like much, the Fed’s move to hike its benchmark interest rate target up a quarter point will have ramifications.
Robert Kaplan is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a voting member of the Fed’s policy-setting committee.
The possibility of Janet Yellen’s exit could lead the Fed to pull the trigger on downsizing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, Goldman says.
Wall Street may look no further than its own paychecks for an explanation why the Fed is not likely to raise rates in March.
Since the central bank enacted historically accommodative policies, the U.S. has grown faster than other parts of the world, she said.
Janet Yellen just gave the markets a wake up call—the Fed does intend to raise rates three times this year and possibly even in March.
Trump could be poised to dramatically revise the Fed’s monetary policy outlook over the next 10 years, according to a Deutsche Bank report.
A closely watched gauge of what’s happening with worker salaries showed only muted progress as 2016 came to a close.
The central bank is widely expected to raise its federal funds rate a quarter-point at the conclusion of its two-day meeting on Wednesday.
The Fed has the green light to hike interest rates when it meets later this month.