Fed’s Evans: Mildly restrictive policy is consistent with some moderation in growth

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Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is now crossing the news wires, providing the key quotes, via Reuters, found below.

  • US economy is firing on all cylinders.
  • 3 pct to 3.5 pct Fed funds rate projected for 2019, 2020 is ‘mildly restrictive’.
  • Mildly restrictive policy stance in 2019, 2020 is normal, given unemployment forecast.
  • Mildly restrictive policy is consistent with some moderation in growth, gradual rise in unemployment.
  • Expects 3 pct GDP growth this year, sees some slowing in 2019, 2020.
  • Expects unemployment to fall to 3.5 pct by end of 2020.
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