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St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

July 17, 2014

“Fed Goals and the Policy Stance”

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discussed the FOMC's macroeconomic goals and the stance of monetary policy during a Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce event. He noted that the macroeconomic goals are close to being met; however, the monetary policy settings are far from normal. While this mismatch is not currently causing macroeconomic problems, President Bullard said it takes a long time to normalize policy and the mismatch may cause problems in the years ahead as the economy continues to expand.

News Release | Presentation (PDF)

July 2014

“Tapering and Other Key Topics in U.S. Monetary Policy”

In The Regional Economist, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shared his views on tapering, the weak first-quarter GDP, developments in the labor market and inflation, and international monetary policy coordination. President Bullard said one welcome development so far this year has been that the Fed’s tapering process has gone relatively smoothly in terms of market reaction.


Bio | President's Website

Fed System News

News from the Fed System comes from various sources, including the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors web site, the Fed's Financial Services web site and other Fed System sites.

07/30 | Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement 

07/15 | Testimony by Chair Yellen on the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congres 

07/10 | Speech by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on financial sector reform 

07/09 | Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, June 17-18, 2014 

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