U.S. economy will not benefit from interest rate cuts, according to Jerome Powell


The current U.S. economy will not benefit from interest rate cuts, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The minor uptick in U.S. inflation to 2.5% in February was in line with estimates.

The head of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, has simply informed us that lowering interest rates at the moment is about as helpful as a submarine’s screen door. The man is holding his breath, certain that rates will remain the same barring a dramatic change in the economic landscape. For those who were anticipating a magical intervention to revive the American economy, Powell’s brief address may have come as a rude awakening.

Inflation in the United States, that cunning thief, sneaked up to 2.5% in February. The figure was in line with expectations, and it was an improvement over January’s 2.4%. Maintaining his composure, Powell said that achieving their inflation target of 2% is proving to be more challenging than expected.

Powell has now spoken up about how frustrating his work has been for the last two years while attending a conference in San Francisco. When asked about inflation’s trajectory, he essentially said that everyone should just wait for things to happen. Although rate cuts have been anticipated by Fed economists, it is not yet appropriate to celebrate this development.

As a result of their bold actions last year, the present rate is cooling down to its highest point in 23 years. Even if the world economy is behaving like a spoiled kid, the United States is managing to pull off some kind of extraordinary performance. Homegirl is the one pledge member who always manages to avoid getting a hangover. Powell and his colleagues can take it easy for the time being, enjoying their unique position, before implementing any rate decreases. He claims as much, at least.

Nonetheless, this does not preclude the possibility of unexpected occurrences. The ever-increasing price of gasoline and the ongoing problems with shipping via the Panama and Suez canals are really getting under their skin.

While some are certain that rates will go down this year, others are less certain. The Federal Reserve’s “mission completed” banner may be too soon, according to some economists, who are raising caution flags about the possibility of inflation remaining in the 2.5% to 3% range and growth exceeding trends. Core inflation dipped somewhat to 2.8%, but the whole situation is still hot, according to new data that is both encouraging and frightening.

Since interest rate predictions have a significant impact on the value of the US dollar and the stock market is closed on Good Friday, investors are left to speculate about the Federal Reserve’s next move. Do these people have any idea what they’re doing?

The S&P 500 index has jumped 10.2% so far this year, the strongest start to a stock market year since 2019. This market rhythm seems to have returned, but how long it will remain a mystery is anybody’s estimate.

The most recent numbers released by the Commerce Department were in line with expectations. After adjusting for the unpredictable prices of food and energy, the core inflation rate was in line with expectations. Outpacing projections, consumer spending may be a precursor to hidden inflationary pressures. Although there was a little softness in the increase in personal income,.

Whatever the case may be, the currents of both local and international economic uncertainty have everyone wondering if Jay Pow’s cautious optimism will be able to withstand them.

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