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21.02.2019 20:28

Fed's Bullard: Rate hikes, balance sheet reduction "coming to an end"

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC in a "Squawk Box" interview on Thursday:

  • Fed is in a very good place, no urgency to act
  • Rates are "a bit tight" right now
  • Balance sheet decision to hopefully come in "next couple of meetings"
  • Getting the right level of reserves means a bigger balance sheet
  • Rates are high in comparison to the global environment we're in
  • Says that he argued against a December rate hike
  • Says "I felt like we went too far" with December decision
  • Fed might miss 2% inflation target again this year
  • Fed could re-center inflation expectations around 2%


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