Fed Minutes: Members ready to raise interest rates if inflation continues to rise

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 19:31
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Fed Minutes: Members ready to raise interest rates if inflation continues to rise

Fed Minutes: Fed members ready to raise interest rates if inflation continues to rise

There is more uncertainty about inflation expectations

The minutes showed that "several members noted that the committee should be prepared to adjust the pace of asset purchases and raise the target range for the federal funds rate sooner than members currently expect if inflation continues to rise from levels aligned with the committee's goals." .

Members also emphasized the "patient" approach to incoming data, which showed inflation was at its highest pace in more than 30 years.

For the first time, the Federal Reserve has indicated that all economic aid provided during the pandemic may be withdrawn


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