Increased inflation concerns loom ahead of Fed's committee meeting
12 November, 2018, 03:16
The US Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Thursday but remained on track to keep gradually tightening borrowing costs, as it pointed to a healthy economy that was marred only by a dip in the growth of business investment.
One camp of Fed officials says that so long as unemployment keeps falling below the level they project is consistent with stable inflation, which many believe is likely amid continued stimulus from government spending increases and tax cuts, they should raise rates to a level that would restrict growth to prevent the economy from overheating.
Despite a USA trade war with key nations, weaker corporate investment and a sluggish housing market, the Fed is showing confidence in the economy's resilience.
Investors anticipate policymakers will push rates higher at least three more times in 2019, a standard policy response to a booming economy that also buys central bankers wiggle room in the event of a downturn.
In September, Fed officials penciled in plans to raise their benchmark short-term rate once more this year.
"By the middle of next year, however, we expect economic growth to slow below its potential pace, which would force the Fed to the sidelines", he said in a note. Analysts will be studying the minutes of this week's meeting, to be released in three weeks, for any insight into economic threats Fed policymakers may see, such as the trade war between the United States and China.
The Fed's policy decision was unanimous. The market pullback received no mention in the Fed's statement, unlike earlier downdrafts in 2015 and 2016.
Overall U.S. economic output expanded at a 3.5% annual rate in the third quarter after rising at a 4.2% pace in the second quarter, the Commerce Department reported last month.
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Last week, the government reported that the economy added a sizable 250,000 jobs in October and that average pay rose 3.1 percent over the previous 12 months - the sharpest year-over-year gain in almost a decade.
If Jerome Powell, the Fed's chairman, sounds calm about inflation, the markets will rally.
Labour market conditions are tightening with fewer available workers around to fill a large and increasing number of vacant positions. New Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida, in a speech October 25, tweaked that guidance to call for "some further gradual" hikes - adding the word "some".
At the same time, the nervousness among stock investors reflects the reality that the Fed's steady march toward higher rates is removing a key factor that has underpinned the bull market in stocks: The richer returns that investors could achieve in stocks than in bonds or savings accounts.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly berated the Fed for hiking rates too quickly, which he fears will harm economic growth, but the Fed remains committed to getting interest rates back to more normal levels given how well the economy is doing now.
Officials voted unanimously in September to raise their benchmark rate to a range between 2% and 2.25%.
Powell, who was Trump's hand-picked choice to lead the Fed, has avoided responding directly.
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