Federal Reserve FOMC January meeting minutes this week - preview

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks

The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting will be published on Wednesday 19 February 2020  at 1900GMT

A couple of snippets on what to expect and look out for, via Scotia.

  • Watch for frequency of citation references to how the committee views downside risks to the outlook
  • Recent references to downside risks have fanned market pricing for easing
  •  (chart 2). During the press conference on January 29th, Powell guided that there had been a Further clues regarding expectations for the mid-year announcement of the strategic review are possible
  • watch for further discussion of the merits of average inflation targeting around a 2% goal
  • balance sheet policy guidance … we might develop a further understanding of the range of FOMC opinions
  • coronavirus and its potential impact. Watch for any further discussion and the range of views on the implications for world and domestic growth and inflation. 
The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting will be published on Wednesday 19 February 2020  at 1900GMT



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