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Chief economist update: New Fed chief, same policy direction (but more transparent)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 FEB 2018
... has already laid out. And Powell admitted as much: "I want to express my appreciation for my predecessor, chair Janet Yellen, and her important contributions. During her term as chair, the economy continued to strengthen and Federal Reserve policymakers ...
Powell power
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 NOV 2017
There wasn't really anything earth-shattering in US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress overnight where she discussed 'The Current Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy'. Growth is gaining ...
Changed RBA rate expectations?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2017
... Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell. If (when?) approved by the US Senate Powell will replace sitting Fed Chair Janet Yellen on 3 February next year, which is expected to provide continuity to the Fed's current softly, softly approach to monetary policy ...
Fed does the expected, will do as expected
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 2 NOV 2017
... sheet unwind in September. Certainly, the Fed continues to grapple with persistent low inflation. But as Fed Chair Janet Yellen explains in several of her outings, this is transitory and "reflects the influence of unexpected movements in oil prices and ...
Inflated attention on September US CPI inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 OCT 2017
... at 1.4% over the same periods. The Fed considers low inflation readings transitory and unlikely to persist. Chair Janet Yellen emphasised this once more in her speech at the Group of 30 International Banking Seminar, Washington last night: "PCE inflation ...
No more slack?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 OCT 2017
... percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force." Recall that Fed chair Janet Yellen used this stat to explain the slack in the labour market and therefore, slow wages growth in America. Slack no more? As if ...
Transparency to the max
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 SEP 2017
... are the lowest readings on Factset's record (1990). There were a number of occasions in the past when Fed Chair Janet Yellen cautioned that these ultra-low readings (the VIX index's long-term average is around 20) could imply investor complacence. Yes ...
Low-flation becoming less transitory?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 AUG 2017
... below the Fed's 2% target - after peaking at 2.3% in January this year. These once again raise doubts over Fed Chair Janet Yellen's claim the weakness in inflation is transitory. More so given the strength in the US labour market, underscored by another ...
Dovish Fed, hawkish BOC
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUL 2017
Janet's in the house. US Fed Chair Janet Yellen's much-awaited testimony did not differ greatly from what was already divulged in the FOMC statement released on 14 June - when the Fed raised the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to 1%-1.25%. In her ...
Low inflation exporter
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUL 2017
... inflation low in the US and the Eurozone, among others. We'll soon find out what the Fed makes of all these when Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Senate Banking Committee this Wednesday and before the House Financial Services Committee the following ...
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