Federal Reserve: expect massive inflation
Bloomberg — Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said the central bank’s third round of large-scale asset purchases has led to an increase in market expectations for higher inflation without more job creation.
“I do not see an overall argument for letting inflation rise to levels where we might scare the market,” Fisher said on Bloomberg Radio’s “The Hays Advantage” with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn. “We have seen a sharp rise in inflation expectations. If you let this get out of hand, then I think we will have a market reaction.”
Fisher, who doesn’t vote on monetary policy this year, opposed the Federal Open Market Committee decision last week to expand its holdings of long-term securities with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month in a third round of quantitative easing. The Fed is seeking to boost growth and reduce 8.1 percent unemployment.