International Monetary Fund chief defends Powell after Trump says Fed has 'gone crazy'

International Monetary Fund chief defends Powell after Trump says Fed has 'gone crazy'

Under the guidance of Powell, Trump's pick to lead the central bank, and his predecessor Janet Yellen, Fed officials have raised rates six times since Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Another Trump pick for the Fed Board is Michelle Bowman, the Kansas banking commissioner who has yet to be confirmed. Three have PhDs in economics and three have law degrees.

"I think the Fed is making a mistake". "The problem I have is with the Fed".

But it amounts to good news for the long-term direction of the economy. They are raising interest rates and it's ridiculous. This was the eighth such hike since 2015, during which time the Bank of Israel has kept the interest rate here at its historic low of 0.1%. Many analysts do not see an Israeli rate rise this year. It is often tied to higher costs of borrowing for the federal government, which can spook investors.

The current benchmark interest rate is 2 to 2.25 percent.

It was at least the third time that the president has criticised Fed policy since taking office. They have reached out to the Fed leader to ensure there hasn't been improper political interference.

"If you're going be anxious about a White House that was going to try to politicize the Fed, then you can think of other people that they might put there besides the people that we choose", Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, said at the Council on Foreign Relations on October 9.

"I stood on the floor in the crash of '87, so this is nothing", Benedict said.

'And we just try to do the right thing for the medium and longer term for the country'. "We don't let other things distract us".

Stock market falls do not sing in tune with his pre-election narrative as he has used recent record stock market values as proof of economic achievements by his administration.

"They're being too aggressive", Trump said. "It's a correction that I think is caused by the Federal Reserve with interest rates".

Does the market fear the Fed will respond to inflationary signals with more hikes than previously expected, maybe enough to hurt corporate profits, or dim the US economy into recession?

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Trump was briefed on the market turmoil earlier in the day, a White House official said. "That doesn't seem especially surprising".

Carney also praised Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's technocratic expertise.

Add it all up, and it means the world's most savvy investors are betting that the US economy will keep growing at a healthy clip, without inflation emerging, but that the Fed will have to keep raising rates well above current levels in order to prevent that inflation.

Trump said he had no intention of firing Powell.

Trump has previously criticized the Federal Reserve for its interest-rate hikes and said it did not "have to go as fast".

He adds, "I think the Fed has gone insane". "Where is the inflation that they are fighting?"

Trump's criticisms mark a stunning departure from the practices of his recent predecessors. Economic growth has improved, and Republicans have taken steps to cut taxes and regulations.

And while stocks could get a boost from strong corporate earnings, there are concerns the United States trade conflicts will start to undermine profits. Blame the Fed instead.

The central bank's preferred measure of inflation is roughly at policy makers' 2 percent objective, and Powell said last week that "the outlook of forecasters inside and outside the Fed is for more of the same".

Trump has repeatedly criticized the Fed over the past 24 hours as markets plunged, saying Wednesday that the central bank was "going loco".

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