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Fed's Fischer: Hikes could be used to fight excessively high asset prices

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    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Bali) - Fed's Fischer crossed the wires over the weekend, speaking at a panel discussion on the US and global economic outlook at the American Economic Association in San Francisco, noting that hikes could be used to fight excessively high asset prices.


    No comments on the current outlook

    Warns against raising inflation target

    Difficult to raise equilibrium rate

    Equilibrium rate likely to remain low for 'policy-relevant future'

    Expects more periods of zero-bound rates given environment of low equilibrium rates

    Success in rates liftoff eases some concerns over unconventional policy

    New tools proved effective in raising rates from zero

    Europe experience shows zero not lower bound for rates but there are potential obstacles to the US using negative rates
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