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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Incoming Data Supportive of December Rate Hike

Tim Duy:

Incoming Data Supportive of December Rate Hike: If we ignore inflation, then nothing is really standing in the way of a rate hike in December. Of course, given that arguably the primary job of a central bank is to meet its definition of price stability, the Fed shouldn’t really ignore inflation. Policymakers, however, would counter that they are not ignoring inflation. They are simply favoring the inflation forecast over actual inflation. And they would further argue they have good cause – with the economy chugging along, it is only a matter of time before resource constraints become evident and price pressures rise. That’s their story, and they are sticking to it. ...Continued here...

    Posted by on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 01:41 PM in Economics, Monetary Policy | Permalink  Comments (48)


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