Bernanke signaled in his speech to the Fed Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that the Fed is prepared to provide more accommodation if conditions warrant such actions, while Bernanke also signaled that the Fed has tools to promote economic growth and prevent disinflation, where Bernanke sees low risks for disinflation.

Bernanke also signaled that the recovery is still far from being complete, where growth remains too slow and unemployment remains too high, while credit conditions are still tight, and accordingly, this has led the economy to expand below the Fed's projections.