The Fed raised rates as expected on Wednesday in its first meeting under Chairman Jerome Powell.
His message: He'll know the economy is changing when he sees it.
YDSTIE: For now, Powell said, he does not see any sign inflation is accelerating.
He added, "i$3 n this case, the selling pressure in gold and silver occurred because traders reckoned a USA rate hike would be bearish for the metals". Financial markets largely took the move in stride. Many credit card loans already come with a variable interest rate pegged to Fed rate increases.
"But with the U.S. output gap closing, and fiscal policy ramping up, it's a matter of time before he will need to make tougher decisions that really might upset his boss", Nash said.
"The Powell Fed is proceeding with a similar sense of gradual deliberation, at least for now".
Powell, a lawyer with a background in finance and banking, is the first non-economist to helm the Fed since the 1970s.
But a host of factors, including the massive tax cuts enacted by Congress, a weaker dollar and robust job creation, suggest that the Fed is likely to adopt a more hawkish policy stance.
Asked whether tax cuts will deliver supply-side benefits, he concluded, "the whole thing is very uncertain". Fed officials project 2-percent GDP growth In 2020.
"He may be even less constrained than Chair Janet Yellen in his thinking", said Julia Coronado, president of Macropolicy Perspectives Llc.in NY.
The economic data are improving in several areas, including the job market.
In December, the "central tendency" of Fed officials' projections was for an interest rate target of between 2.4 percent and 3.1 percent at the end of 2019; that range has now shifted up to 2.8 percent and 3.4 percent.
The Fed lifted up its estimate of the long run neutral interest rates to 2.9% from 2.8% in December.
How does the Fed increase interest rates?
The median rate forecast for 2018 continues to call for three hikes overall (including the March move), but seven of the 15 committee participants now expect four or more rate hikes this year. Treasuries briefly erased gains before turning higher, sending rates lower amid relief that the Fed isn't spoiling to increase the pace of tightening.
Further, the committee is anticipating the rate of inflation to top-out at 1.9% this year, then rise to 2% in 2019 and 2.1% in 2020. They have been under their 2-percent target for nearly every month since April 2012.
The midpoint of the Fed's target range will now reach 3.4 percent by 2020, higher than the 3.1 percent announced previously.
The midpoint of the Fed's target range will now reach 3.4 per cent by 2020, higher than the 3.1 per cent predicted previously and above the United States central bank's 2.9 per cent estimate of the neutral rate that neither restrains growth nor pushes it forward. That's nearly a full percentage point below the 4.5% rate at which the central bank believes wage-related inflation would accelerate. We will be alert to that.
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