In Jerome Powell’s words, the central bank can keep increasing interest rates because the prospect of the development is transparent, and the struggles with financial volatility shouldn’t be taken into account in the U.S. economy.
Powell stated to the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington “Some of the ordeals that U.S. economy encountered in previous years have transformed into benefits for the economy. Fiscal policy has proved its efficiency and foreign demand for U.S. exports is stays on the right track.”
Powell takes control of the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee when the world’s largest economy inclines to the faster development with higher inflation, and lower unemployment. Besides, this movement included tax cuts and spending increases mandated by Republican policy-makers and signed by President Donald Trump.
Powel commented in his first public appearance before Congress as Fed chief “In an attempt of speculating right plan for monetary policy over the next few years, the FOMC will keep striking a balance between extirpating an overheated economy and taking PCE price inflation to the level of 2 percent on a sustained base.”
He added, “the recent modification in the stock market and rising rates on U.S. government debt shouldn’t prevent development.”
Powell restated the FOMC’s announcement in January, which is about further stable increases in the Fed’s policy rate promoting the achievement of the central bank’s goal of maximum employment and gradual prices.
The central bank has dealt with many difficulties stemming from low inflation. Last five years witness the personal consumption expenditures price index is being under the central bank’s 2% target.
Powell said that he speculates that inflation on a 12-month calculation will increase this year and stay around the FOMC’s 2% objective over the medium term.
The wages are left behind in the expansion period, according to Powell, was because of low attainments in output per hour, or productivity within a new movement of investment spending “should support higher productivity development in time.”
Powell believes that wages may raise at a faster speed and that the FOMC keep viewing the crisis in inflation last year as indicating the transitory effect that he does not expect will repeat.”