• Capital analysis review to be released March 26

The Fed has released these details alongside the minutes of the regional discount rate meetings.

  • 12 Regional directors said unemployment was elevated
  • Long term inflation expectations were stable
  • Generally optimistic last month about economy
  • Comments on consumer spending were mixed
  • Wage pressures remained muted
  • Fiscal policy concerns had diminished but some directors said that increased healthcare costs could have negative effects on hiring and economic activity

Kansas City, Philadelphia and Dallas Fed directors wanted a hike to 1% from 0.75%.

Minneapolis dropped it’s call to cut the rate after banging the cut drum for a while.

No real change from last month.