Trump 'disappointed' in Fed chair Jerome Powell as global stocks tumble
13 October, 2018, 18:58 | Author: Eric Barnett
Wednesday President Trump went further and knocked the Federal Reserve for continuing to raise interest rates despite some recent market turbulence.
Despite Trump's attacks on the central bank, economists say that, with unemployment at its lowest level in 48 years and monthly job creation holding steady, the Fed is likely to stick to its current course of rate hikes, with a fourth increase expected in December, and three or four in 2019.
"It is a correction that I think it is caused by the Federal Reserve with interest rates", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House.
US central bankers have raised the benchmark lending rate three times this year, and investors see more than 70 percent probability of another hike in December. Presidents for more than two decades had avoided public comments on the Fed's interest-rate policies as a way of demonstrating respect for the institution's independence.
Trump selected Powell, a Republican who served in the George H.W. Bush administration, to lead the Fed over a number of other candidates - including several who favoured even more aggressive rate hikes. I don't know what their problem is.
The comments followed his strongest criticism of the Fed late Wednesday when he said the central bank had "gone insane".
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said Trump's opinions had no weight on the Fed's actions.
The precipitous fall of the market in previous days has alarmed Trump who had tethered his electoral fortunes to soaring stocks.
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In a sign of how much animosity Trump now holds toward the central bank, Moore said he believes Trump regrets appointing Powell to the position.
Kudlow said the Fed was managing 'the transition from ultra, ultra easy money.to something more normal, ' by raising rates gradually.
"I'm not thrilled because we go up", he explained, "and every time we go up they want to raise rates again, and I don't really - I am not happy about it, but at the same time I'm letting them do what they feel is best".
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"The real question is not whether the Fed should be raising the interest rates from where they are now, but how far and how fast should they raise interest rates".
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