Trump advises Fed not to consider interest rate hike

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Analysts expect the USA central bank will raise rates at the end of its two-day policy meeting on December 19. "I don't like all of this work that we're putting into the economy, and then I see rates going up, I see China where they're - I mean look at what's happening with their currency, it's dropping like a rock".

In fact, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in recent statements has indicated the central bank is considering suspending its rate increases while it takes time to view more economic data. Investors fear more monetary tightening would weigh on USA growth, and eventually, the global economy, which is already expected to slow in 2019 because of trade tensions.

In a piece Tuesday titled "Time for a Fed Pause," the Journal urged the Federal Open Market Committee to forgo a rate hike amid a lack of inflation and a possible slowing in USA economic growth.

"Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the US keeps raising interest rates".

Trump has said he thinks the Fed is "way off base" by raising rates, but has been powerless to stop it from boosting them.

Ten years after the financial crisis, the U.S. economy is chugging along nicely. Trump is unhappy with the Fed's continual rate hikes.

The tweet comes in the wake of a declining USA stock market.

In September, Fed officials collectively forecast that they would raise rates three times in 2019.

"True central bank independence is the freedom to do the right thing independent of the whims of the executive", Low said. Zero interest rates were introduced during the recession.

Amid brisk economic expansion after a decade of steady job growth, USA unemployment is flirting with a 50-year low, but the U.S. economy is expected to slow.

The Federal Reserve periodically raises interest rates during periods of economic growth to prevent inflation from getting out of control.

Even though the Fed has shed over $370 billion in assets since starting the great unwind, the balance sheet still sits at a gargantuan $4.0 trillion.

"Allowing lower-interest borrowing to continue could keep the economy steady, bringing more people back to the labor market and potentially raising real wages even higher", wrote Jason Furman, former President Barack Obama's chief economist, in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Powell himself could provide clarity in his news conference if he indicates where he thinks the "neutral rate" is.



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