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Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, will be delivering his remarks on the monetary policy outlook at a press conference following the 2-day meeting of the Board of Governors. Powell’s speech today (September 26, 2018) will start at 18:30 GMT.

Most experts expect the Fed to announce a 25 bps rate hike today. However, the focus will be on the updated economic projections and the dot diagram, which will reveal if the FOMC agrees on hiking rates one more time in 2018 as well as the number of anticipated hikes in 2019.

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About Jerome Powell (via

Jerome H. Powell took office as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 5, 2018, for a four-year term. Mr. Powell also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body. Mr. Powell has served as a member of the Board of Governors since taking office on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed to the Board and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028.