Janet Yellen's Final Speech as Federal Chairlady

Janet Yellen's Final Speech as Federal Chairlady

Janet Yellen's Final Speech as Federal Chairlady

It's expected to hike again during its meeting in March.

Although the consumer price index flirted with deflation in 2015 close to the start of her tenure, prices have gradually picked up in recent years without spiralling out of control.

Although inflation is still not running at the Fed's 2% target, it has stopped falling.

The fact that the final deal put in place a "lot more spending in the first couple of years" will add to "increasing conviction" that they will get three rate hikes in this year, Martin said. This was going to be the news that moved the markets.

Some economists are wondering whether the Fed will remove the word "roughly" from its statement that the "near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced".

Now, as Yellen makes way for her successor, Jerome H. Powell, who was confirmed by the Senate last week, the challenges confronting the central bank also are starting to change. Investors are not expecting the central bank to raise interest rates Wednesday, however they have said that the statement could set the tone for the rest of the year. A positive development may rattle EUR/USD as it encourages Fed officials to implement higher borrowing-costs at its next meeting in March, but another bag of mixed data prints may keep the euro-dollar exchange rate afloat as the FOMC struggles to achieve the 2% target for inflation. Unemployment has fallen sharply since then, debt has risen though, stockmarkets have rebounded and the global economy is enjoying its first synchronous run for six or seven years.

Janet Yellen's Final Speech as Federal Chairlady

Core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, increased 0.2% last month, also in line with expectations.

Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability.

"Without upgrading language elsewhere in the statement in reference to inflation or the balance of risks to the outlook, we do not believe this signals the committee has decided that four hikes are now appropriate", stated Barclays. Today is an interesting day for Federal Reserve watchers. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting strong labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.

Shares of miners and other commodities producers were more or less flat after the Federal Reserve warned that it expected inflation to pick up this year. The market has remained under pressure following the disappointing inflation data.

The lineup of Fed regional bank presidents who vote on the central bank's rate policy - a lineup that rotates each year - is expected to be somewhat more "hawkish" this year.

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