will strongly resist any rise in inflation expectations.
Bernanke as stating before the rates are accommodative to stimulate growth he said the risks surrounding the economy of substantial downturn has stated to subside within the past month though he was not at all cheerful the rising unemployment rates to the most in more than two decades.
The Feds are working to ensure price stability now as they promote economic growth and aim at stabilizing the financial sector that is still living the aftermath of the credit meltdown. New adopted measures by the New York Feds are to be deployed in the upcoming period, which aims to work with banks by creating a clearinghouse in order to help limit the potential of further losses and bankruptcies.
Bernanke and his colleagues see the threat of rising inflation expectations on the economy, as they see it on track to what they have projected before, and that's to pick up pace in the latter half of the year. They still see some pace in sectors yet softness still prevails yet with no eminent damage to the aggregate economy as they see now the rebates are to support spending in addition to record exports as both will underpin economic growth.
Nevertheless, with that in mind today we have the trade balance figures for April as the deficit is expected to widen once more. The trade deficit is projected to widen to 60 billion after 58.2 billion which is applicable if we see the rising oil bill and as well rising imports as domestic consumption is starting to rise while raw materials are taking up the most of the balance.
Exports have been rising supported by a depreciating dollar, yet the Feds stance now with a strong dollar policy may alter the outcome. Inflation especially that derived from record commodity prices will surely start to be anchored since they are dollar denominated assets and flow inversely with the US dollar.
Paulson's emitted vibe to jittery markets yesterday, was that an intervention is still an option to be taken to support the dollar and limit excess volatility as he has been the arch supported of the strong dollar policy that was lately adopted by the Fed chairman himself.
The US economy is in a tight spot as they are struggling to rise after the severe slowdown and with their expectations for surging inflation that might delay the rise of economic growth dampening it even further. In light of those hawkish remarks surely now the next anticipated move by the Feds is for a rate hike and Friday's CPI will be the first added clue which is to be the highlight of our week.