Fed Chair Jay Powell just sent the most powerful signal from the Fed since March 2015.
He has pretty much taken a March 2019 rate hike off the table until further notice. At a forum hosted by the American Economic Association in Atlanta last Friday, Powell used the word “patient” to describe the Fed’s approach to the next interest rate hike.
When Powell did this, he was reading from a script of prepared remarks in what was otherwise billed as a “roundtable discussion.”
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