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Trump Hints at Fed Chair Yellen’s Future

Although he approves of the current low-interest rate environment, Donald Trump does not approve of the woman in charge of rates. If Trump wins the presidential election in November, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could be out of a job.

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Economic Data Will Ultimately Determine When the Fed Will Raise Rates

On the side of the argument for exercising patience, Williams said there are two main concerns: One, the constraint of the “zero lower bound,” which is to say rates can’t go any lower than zero and there will not be room to lower the rates if there is another economic downturn or if inflation drops further; and two, the inflation has been “stubbornly” below the Fed’s target rate of 2 percent for almost three and a half years.

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Fed Chair Yellen Hints at Possible December Rate Hike in Congressional Testimony

Interest rates nearly took center stage in this banking testimony as Chair Yellen noted that the domestic economy is “pretty strong” and the “gradual rise in rates should not derail the housing market. Employment is going up, income is going up, and If the labor market improves, inflation will move up. December sounds incrementally more likely, but hinges on jobs reports.”

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