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Fed Watch: Pandemic, Vaccine, Stimulus Shape Nuanced Views Among Policymakers

Fed Watch: Pandemic, Vaccine, Stimulus Shape Nuanced Views Among Policymakers
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” He welcomed the recent spike in Treasury yields , however, as a sign that investors are expecting higher inflation.But Chicago Fed President Charles Evans was skeptical about a higher inflation rate.In virtual remarks at a Shadow Open Market Committee event, she said she believes a stronger job market will fuel higher inflation, even if that will be weaker than in the past.The subdued inflation of the past decade may not be a good guide for this year, he told reporters at an event in Little Rock, saying he “would expect more volatile pricing, possibly higher inflation than we’re used to.

Federal Reserve policymakers are trying to calibrate the uncertainties of a pandemic, a vaccine rollout, and the impact of fiscal and monetary stimulus on the economy and inflation—not to mention a political crisis.Richmond Fed chief Thomas Barkin echoed Harker’s remarks that the initial slow rollout of the vaccine is delaying a return to normal, postponing it to sometime this summer “at best.

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