Feds Evans
Fed president Evans

Chicago Fed president Evans is on the wires saying:

  • three rate increases a good opening bid for 2022, but could be for if inflation does not improve fast enough
  • reluctant to declare maximum employment, but inflation is much too high and controlling it is best assurance of recovery
  • balance sheet is very large. Fed will likely start shrinking it sooner than later following rate increase
  • expects inflation less than 2.5% at end of 2022 with most adjustment through real factors not monetary policy
  • officials likely to think seriously about raising rates at March meeting
  • Fed still grappling with how fast policy should reach a neutral rate of interest

Fed's Evans is a voting member in 2023