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FOMC Minutes: Worried Over Slower Growth

edited October 2015 in The OT Bullpen
.....aaaaannnddd rate hike definitely moves even further into the future.

"Some participants commented that the recent decline in equity prices needed to be viewed in the context of overall valuation levels, which they saw as relatively high, and a couple noted that volatility had begun to subside.

During their discussion of economic conditions and monetary policy, participants indicated that they did not see the changes in asset prices during the intermeeting period as bearing significantly on their policy choice except insofar as they affected the outlook for achieving the Committee’s macroeconomic objectives and the risks associated with that outlook."

So "changes in asset prices", i.e., not only the stock market but yields and inflation expectations, did not "significantly" - so, only modestly - influence the policy choice decision "except" as to what they suggest about the outcome of said policy decision, in the process determining the Fed's decision for it.


Not surprisingly, Kocherlakota wants NIRP.
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