Federal Open Market Committee

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Monetary Policy in US, September 17, 2014 – There is sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing improvement in labor market conditions

The Committee currently judges that there is sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing improvement in labor market conditions. In light of the cumulative progress toward maximum employment and the improvement in the outlook for labor market conditions since the inception of the current asset purchase program, the Committee decided to make … Continue reading

US Monetary Policy – The ‘balanced approach’ to a dual mandate in a figure

The January 2012 statement of long-run monetary policy strategy clearly expresses the FOMC’s policy intentions: It states that the FOMC’s explicit inflation objective is 2 percent for the price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE) in the long run and that maximum employment is associated with a sustainable unemployment rate that properly reflects structural developments … Continue reading

Yellen – Job gap means rates stay low

“The larger the shortfall of employment or inflation from their respective objectives, and the slower the projected progress toward those objectives, the longer the current target range for the federal funds rate is likely to be maintained,” Yellen said today to the Economic Club of New York.  The gap, in both cases, is large, with … Continue reading

Yellen on the Unemployment Target – What did she say ?

Transcript of Chair Yellen’s Press Conference March 19, 2014 CHAIR JANET L. YELLEN. Good afternoon. I am pleased to join you for the first of my post-FOMC press conferences. Like Chairman Bernanke before me, I appreciate the opportunity these press conferences afford to explain the decisions of the FOMC and respond to your questions.  The … Continue reading

The FED / A highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time (video)

The Committee also reaffirmed its expectation that the current exceptionally low target range for the federal funds rate of 0 to 1/4 percent will be appropriate at least as long as the unemployment rate remains above 6-1/2 percent, inflation between one and two years ahead is projected to be no more than a half percentage point above the Committee’s 2 percent longer-run goal, and longer-term inflation expectations continue to be well anchored Continue reading

Federal Reserve – FOMC statement – The Economy has gone from “expanding moderately” to “decelerated somewhat”

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June suggests that economic activity decelerated somewhat over the first half of this year. Growth in employment has been slow in recent months, and the unemployment rate remains elevated… The Committee expects economic growth to remain moderate over coming quarters and then to pick up … Continue reading

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