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Powell Sworn In As New Fed Chief

This is why the Dow is plunging Profile: Who is the new Fed chair Jerome Powell?
Elsie Buchanan | 09 February, 2018, 03:52

It has also done so even though since the start of the Trump administration there have been a number of basic changes that should be raising red flags for the Fed that the USA economy might be on the verge of overheating.

Mr Powell is a former partner at private equity firm Carlyle, while he also served in the Treasury under former president George H W Bush in the 1990s.

"I do not see this as a sign inflation is moving faster than I expected", Williams said, adding that in a healthy economy with 2-percent inflation, wages could be expected to grow at between 3 percent and 3.5 percent a year.

A 1,000-plus point drop sounds scary, but it's actually a smaller percentage of the market than previous one-day drops, thanks to Wall Street's recent run up.

Jerome Powell has been sworn in as Federal Reserve chief, replacing Janet Yellen. That could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates faster than planned.

The Chicago Federal Reserve's index on financial conditions, which account for the state of money, debt and stock markets as well as borrowing costs, slipped to -0.94 in the week ended January 26, which was the lowest level since August 1993 and signaling extremely easy market conditions. According to Josh Zumbrun, national economics correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, that story spans multiple presidencies and involves feuding congressmen, a formula to set monetary policy and the Swedes.

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom hostile bid, opens door to talks
Ever since early November of previous year , there have been talks of Broadcom being interested in acquiring chip-maker Qualcomm. Like the deal rejected by the Qualcomm board in November, this one would have paid Qualcomm shareholders $60 per share in cash.


Many experts say this week's slump isn't cause for bigger concerns, reports CNNMoney's Daniel Shane.

"I am humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve the American people", Powell said in a statement. It has done so despite the fact that the USA economy is now at very close to full employment and is growing at a healthy clip.

"Financial market conditions are part of that calculus", said Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco in NY. Prices and inflation have certainly been "stabilized", but that is somewhat of a failure since the Fed has been saying for years that it was trying to increase inflation. Yet it also triggered a major sell-off in the stock market.

During an appearance on CNBC's Power Lunch, veteran banking analyst Dick Bove downplayed the impact of the Fed's actions, saying, "There will be no reduction in the ability of this company to lend money, take in deposits, or operate the way they have historically".

The Fed in December raised the benchmark lending rate for the third time last year, and indicated that another three hikes were likely this year.

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