Fed’s Bullard: No hurry to Taper Because of Low Inflation

The Federal Reserve should not rush a decision to scale back its asset purchase program because of low inflation, a senior U.S. central banker said on Monday.

“For me, you don’t have to be in a hurry because of low inflation,” St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard told CNBC television.

Bullard, who at the Fed’s policy meeting last week voted in favor of maintaining the central bank’s monthly bond buying campaign at an $85 billion monthly pace, said he wanted to see inflation heading back toward policy-makers’ 2 percent goal before tapering bond buying.

via Reuters

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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