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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inflation, General Data Flow, Fiscal Stimulus, And Implications For Monetary Policy

 

Tim Duy:

Inflation, General Data Flow, Fiscal Stimulus, And Implications For Monetary Policy, by Tim Duy: The data flow remains supportive of the Fed’s forecast of sustained moderate growth. A spike in prices, however, drove core CPI inflation to the fastest monthly pace since 2005, again raising fears that the Fed will accelerate the pace of rate hikes. I still think this is premature. To be sure, the risk is that the Fed hikes rates more than the projected three times this year. But Powell & Co. will need more data to support a faster pace of rate hikes. They will not overreact to data that may prove to be nothing more than a flash in a pan. ...continued here...

    Posted by on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:08 AM in Economics, Monetary Policy | Permalink  Comments (12)


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