October 3, 2017

Fed has become tiresome

Regarding inflation, “temporary”, “transitory”, is the defining idea. Now, however, the Fed confesses that it´s understanding of inflation is imperfect. …my colleagues and I currently think that this year’s low inflation is probably temporary, so we continue to anticipate that inflation is likely to stabilize around 2 percent over the next few years. But our understanding of the forces driving inflation is imperfect, and we recognize that something more persistent may be responsible for the current undershooting of our longer-run objective. Accordingly, we will monitor incoming data closely and stand ready to modify our views based on what we learn.… Read More