"After coming through the financial crisis and Great Recession, the economy has returned to normal and monetary policy.is normalizing", Mester said in remarks to a conference in NY sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In its semiannual monetary policy report, the Fed signaled that it saw broad improvement in the US economy and pointed to a pickup in inflation toward the end of previous year, but didn't suggest that a rise in prices warranted more aggressive policy action (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-on-track-for-3-rate-hikes-in-2018-but-4-no-sign-in-report-to-congress-2018-02-23).
I expect the market to move lower here to test its recent lows and pressure new Fed chairman Jerome Powell - which will make his first appearance before Congress in his current role on February 28 - to walk back what looks like increasing hawkishness from the central bank.
The Cleveland Fed chief has a vote on monetary policy this year under a rotating system.
As John Dizard recently noted in the Financial Times: "A lot of older people and opioid addicts must rejoin the labour force and work efficiently to keep the economy ticking over without an inflationary blowout or a bond market crash". Looking ahead, markets were awaiting a release from a report on monetary policy at 11 a.m. Traditionally, the head of the Fed tries his or her best not to make any news or surprise the markets. Crude oil gained a touch, gold fell and Treasury bonds were hit hard, pushing the 10-year yield to 2.94% - closing in on the 3% threshold that hasn't been crossed in seven years.
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Stocks ended lower on Wednesday after the release of the minutes pushed yields on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note to a four-year high of 2.957 percent. The Fed raised rates three times past year with the last hike occurring in December. The catalyst for the sell-off into the close was a surge in interest rates to fresh multiyear highs in a delayed reaction to the Fed minutes.
There are several reasons why the earlier correction didn't spell a total crash for the stock market.
Meanwhile, US home sales fell unexpectedly for a second consecutive month in January and experienced their largest decline on an annual basis over three years, according to the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday.
The earnings further buoyed optimism on British banks, a day after Lloyds reported its highest pre-tax profit since 2006. Yellen presided at the January meeting, which occurred before the market turmoil, and the Fed left rates unchanged.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors awaited the release of a meeting minute from the Federal Reserve.
While worker wages have increased, the Central Bank remains unconvinced that long-term inflation is about to damage the economy.