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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Fed's Yellen: "Scope remains for further policy accommodation"

by Calculated Risk on 6/06/2012 08:00:00 PM

From Vice Chair Janet Yellen: Perspectives on Monetary Policy. Excerpt:

Recent labor market reports and financial developments serve as a reminder that the economy remains vulnerable to setbacks. Indeed, the simulations I described above did not take into account this new information. In our policy deliberations at the upcoming FOMC meeting we will assess the effects of these developments on the economic forecast. If the Committee were to judge that the recovery is unlikely to proceed at a satisfactory pace (for example, that the forecast entails little or no improvement in the labor market over the next few years), or that the downside risks to the outlook had become sufficiently great, or that inflation appeared to be in danger of declining notably below its 2 percent objective, I am convinced that scope remains for the FOMC to provide further policy accommodation either through its forward guidance or through additional balance-sheet actions.
Clearly Yellen is considering QE3.