Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ignited a market rally Wednesday by saying interest rates are "just below" broad estimates of a level considered neutral, a setting created to neither speed nor slow economic growth. From the Fed's perspective, the interest rate hike in December will probably lead to an interest rate level that will no longer justify the automatism of a quarterly interest rate hike.
Analysts read that as a suggestion that Powell intends to be more cautious about hikes in rates.
Nearly all Fed officials at the meeting agreed another interest rate increase was "likely to be warranted fairly soon", but also opened debate on when to pause further hikes and how to relay those plans to the public.
"The messaging from the US over the last four weeks has been characteristically erratic", said David Page, senior economist at AXA Investment Managers.
The change comes months after Powell indicated plans to raise interest rates and cool down the United States economy, moves that run counter to President Donald Trump's expansionary moves, including last year's tax cuts.
In a speech Wednesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell raised similar points, which sent stock markets surging.
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With last year's deep tax cuts and fiscal stimulus from Congress, the world's largest economy continues to hum, producing steady job growth and driving the unemployment rate to its lowest level since 1969 even as inflation remains right at the Fed's two percent target. Many investors read the remarks as signalling the Fed's three-year tightening cycle was drawing to a close.
His comments sparked a surge in a stock market that had struggled of late and came in the wake of criticism of the Fed's rate increases by President Donald Trump.
In his speech, which was focused on the Fed's assessment of the health of the US financial system, Powell said it is "important to distinguish between market volatility and events that threaten financial stability".
But he cautioned that things could turn out a lot differently than the Fed expects.
It was 2.95 per cent earlier this month, suggesting investors have scratched off a full rate hike from their forecasts of Fed policy. And neither should investor expectations about the Fed's future work. "We also know that moving too slowly - keeping interest rates too low for too long - could risk other distortions in the form of higher inflation or destabilizing financial imbalances". "And I'm not blaming anybody, but I'm just telling you I think that the Fed is way off-base with what they're doing". Three of those increases have been under Powell.
The continued strength of the American economy has made it more likely that the Fed will stick to its plans to raise rates in December, as part of its strategy to keep growth on an even keel into 2019.
"If Trump were able to get those additional concessions from China at this meeting, and announce certainly no trade deal, but. a commitment to further negotiations to work towards a deal and in the interim not see further escalation, then that's something markets would latch onto", Page added.
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