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Fed’s Dudley: I would be surprised if expansion were to end in next year or two




Dudley speaks to Bloomberg on “Financial Tumult of Our Times and Challenges Ahead”

  • The household sector is in good shape financially
  • We saw another healthy gain in jobs today
  • I would be surprised if expansion were to end in next year or two
  • The outlook over the next couple years is ‘pretty good’
  • Says trade and debt are two main risks
  • It would be shocking if corporate tax cut didn’t lead to investment, the question is ‘how much?’
  • Historically, investment spending hasn’t been that tied to the cost of capital
  • So far we haven’t seen signs of an acceleration in investment spending
  • Says he’s not ready to declare victory on hitting inflation target































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