Fed Chair Extends A Dovish Hand, Lifting Stocks

Published Friday, November 30, 2018 at: 7:00 AM EST

Extending a hand to support a more dovish monetary stance, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled a pause in hiking rates in 2019. In a speech on Wednesday, Powell tempered previous remarks about the Fed's views on interest rate hikes.The news cheered investors in stocks as newly released inflation data encouraged the Fed chair's more dovish posture. The minutes of the Fed's meeting held three weeks ago were released Thursday and indicated another interest rate increase was "likely to be warranted fairly soon." It's forecasted a rate hike for December and that is still widely expected to occur. However, a...

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