This is the Fed’s Hawk-to-Dove Scorecard

The Federal Reserve is debating the timing of its first interest-rate increase in almost a decade. Inside the Fed, who’s for hiking and who’s not? Who’s got pull and who doesn’t? Below, the Bloomberg economics team breaks down the positions of the 17 members of the Federal Open Market Committee and two potential new members. We’ve applied a subjective ranking based on their public records: A score of three doves indicates they’re most inclined toward an easy policy that favors job creation; three hawks show that they’re on the sharpest lookout for inflation and ready to tighten policy.

Bloomberg

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam