Fed Chair Janet Yellen confirms with her successor Jerome Powell the final interest rate hike in December 2017.
Joseph Corr

2017-12-14 12:41:00 Thu ET

Federal Reserve raises the interest rate by 25 basis points to the target range of 1.25% to 1.5% as FOMC members revise up their GDP estimate from 2% to 2.5%. These relevant monetary policy events unravel in response to the Yellen legacy and the Trump administration's accommodative fiscal stimulus. Although U.S. inflation gets a modest boost from 1.6% to 1.7%, this current forecast for 2018 remains below the 2% neutral target. Furthermore, FOMC members note that the labor market continues to improve near full employment. This upgrade suggests that most state-specific job conditions will further strengthen in 2018.

As Fed Chair Janet Yellen confirms with her successor Jerome Powell the final interest rate hike in December 2017, she has left a key monetary policy legacy in U.S. history. She has successfully steered the U.S. economy out of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, and has applied her dovish acumen to normalize U.S. monetary policy post-QE to attain full employment, low inflation, and sound financial stability. Powell should thank Yellen for this benign inheritance at the Federal Reserve.

 


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