Fed Must be Resolute and We Cannot Fall Short says NY Fed Williams

The New York Fed president John Williams, who is a voting member was speaking at a campus of the University of Puerto Rico continued with his hawkish tilt. He also focused on familiar themes saying and risks to the inflation outlook are particularly acute. His prepared speech followed a strong US jobs report for June and the release of the last FOMC minutes. The Fed holds around US$9 trillion of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President … Continue reading “Fed Must be Resolute and We Cannot Fall Short says NY Fed Williams”

Uncertainty About the Economic Outlook Remains Extraordinarily High says NY Fed Williams

The New York Fed president John Williams, who is a voting member was speaking to a symposium at Princeton University continued with his hawkish tilt. He said the process of reducing the size of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet could start at the next meeting, May 3 & 4. He also focused on familiar themes saying and risks to the inflation outlook are particularly acute. The Fed holds around US$9 trillion of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. “These actions should enable us … Continue reading “Uncertainty About the Economic Outlook Remains Extraordinarily High says NY Fed Williams”

IMF Cuts 2022 Global Growth With US, China and EU all Downgraded

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its 2022 global growth forecast to 4.4% in its World Economic Outlook report. The IMF said it expects global gross domestic product to grow 0.5% less than previously estimated. The revision is largely due to lower growth in the world’s two largest economies: the U.S. and China. Rising Covid-19 cases, supply chain disruptions and higher inflation have hampered the economic recovery. “The global economy enters 2022 in a weaker position than previously expected,” … Continue reading “IMF Cuts 2022 Global Growth With US, China and EU all Downgraded”

New York Fed Index Shows Global Supply Chain Pressures May Have Peaked

The New York Federal Reserve released a new Index, The Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI). The NY Fed concluded that global supply chain pressures may have peaked and might start to moderate somewhat going forward. The index uses 27 variables that are meant to capture factors that put pressure on the global supply chain, both domestically and internationally. GSCPI twenty-seven variables: The 27 variables include shipping rates and air freight costs between the United States, Asia and Europe. The … Continue reading “New York Fed Index Shows Global Supply Chain Pressures May Have Peaked”

Seeing Broader Based Increases in Inflation – NY Fed Williams

The New York Fed president John Williams, hwo is a voting member continued with his hawkish tilt of late. His comments roiled financial markets somewhat with selling in the more speculative names such as those in Russell 2000 index. He also focused on familiar themes saying supply constraints are a major factor on the labor market and supply chain bottlenecks. “We definitely have seen a pickup in underlying inflation in the U.S. that we’ll be studying carefully,” Williams said during a virtual … Continue reading “Seeing Broader Based Increases in Inflation – NY Fed Williams”