Economic Take

April 16, 2019

Testing the Fed's Patience

The minutes from last week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting provide a glimpse into the Fed’s decision to hold rates steady this year. But are critics right to call this policy too tight? Some indicators, such as the flat yield curve, may have validated these concerns in the past, but the strength of the economy and the stock market substantiate the Fed’s patience today.

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Jim Glassman


Jim Glassman is the Managing Director and Head Economist for Commercial Banking. From regulations and technology to globalization and consumer habits, Jim's insights are used by companies and industries to help them better understand the changing economy and its impact on their businesses.

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