Fed’s Powell Says Rate Hike Conditions Have ‘Come Together’

New York Fed President William Dudley said on Tuesday that the case for a rate hike has become “a lot more compelling” and San Francisco Fed President John Williams said a rate hike would be seriously considered at the March meeting and that he sees no reason to delay.”In my view, a rate increase is very much on the table for serious consideration at our March meeting”, Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce. New York Fed President William Dudley, a permanent voter on the USA central bank’s open market committee and close ally of chair Janet Yellen, said the case for tightening monetary policy “has become a lot more compelling”.As for President Trump’s speech to both houses of Congress, apart from stating intentions regarding tax breaks for the middle classes, massive increases in infrastructure and defense spending, replacing Obamacare and a rejigging of immigration controls it was short on any detail on any of these proposed policies, and how to pay for the higher expenditures. Ben Carson Confirmed as Housing Secretary
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The Australian dollar dipped slightly against dollar on Tuesday in thin trading as investors awaited a speech by U.S. Dow Jones closed up by 0.57 percent, S&P 500 ended up by 0.65 percent, Nasdaq finished the day up by 0.95 percent. The prospect of higher rates pushed equities down on Thursday, compounding the pressure after Wednesday’s rally.”Essentially the fundamental outlook remains bullish for the greenback since no other major central bank is even close to rising rates”, said Fawad Razaqzada, Market Analyst at Forex.com.The Fed lifted interest rates last December for only the second time since the financial crisis, and last month left them unchanged to give the labor market more room to improve. Microsoft apresenta “Netflix dos games” — Xbox Game Pass
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