This week was the battle of the Fed member statements. In various interviews to the press different members of the press issued statements that make clear that they are not on the same page. Fisher and Bullard suggested, in separate interviews, that the Fed could adopt a single mandate tied to controlling inflation. This is a direct response to the topic which Kocherlakota from the Minnesota Fed. He argues that the central bank should keep rates low until the unemployment rate is around 5.5%.
IMF Chief is more concerned about the impending US fiscal cliff and the potential impact to global growth if there is a standoff like last time.
- IMF Chief Warns About US Fiscal Cliff | OANDA Forex Blog
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- US Jobless Claims and Weak Manufacturing Signal QE3 was Needed | OANDA Forex Blog
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- Housing Expected to Improve Regardless of Fed | OANDA Forex Blog
- Fed Policymakers Debate QE3 | OANDA Forex Blog
- White House details fiscal cliff spending cuts | OANDA Forex Blog
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