Fed Rate Hike, Rate Cut Both 'On the Table': Bostic

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Donald Trump's Economy Is Cooling

President Trump's hand-picked Federal Reserve chairman and White House economic advisers admitted this week that the Republican tax cuts are failing to deliver the economic growth the president promised. On Wednesday, the vast majority of Fed leaders indicated they do not foresee any rate hikes this year.

Before joining the conservative Heritage Foundation as a visiting fellow, Moore, 59, had worked as an editorial page writer at the Journal.

Trump was so incensed by the Fed's policies he is said to have sought advice late previous year on whether he could fire Powell. "And, you know, I would say, well, the cause is that he's wrecking our economy".

Asked whether Trump might want him on the Fed's board to check Powell's influence and protect the administration's economic policies, Moore said, "The only thing (Trump) told me was, pursue policies that are good for the American workers".

Speaking to Bloomberg on Friday, Mr Moore said that comment was probably made "in anger" and he repeatedly emphasized his willingness to work with and learn from policy makers and officials at the Fed.

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"Presidents certainly use appointments to shape monetary policy -if the Senate is willing to go along, that is", said Sarah Binder, an economics professor at George Washington University.

Followed by the reveal of latest Fed policy, there had been signs of reverting back interest rate lower for loans used to purchase house and cars, eventually prodding the United States citizens to purchase more.

As a result, "I'm anxious more on the deflation side right now than the inflation side, " he said, pointing in particular to a broad-based fall in commodity prices in recent months.

"The world is slowing, but we're not slowing", Trump said during an exclusive interview on "Mornings with Maria".

"The one guy who gets this is Trump", Moore told the Times.

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Trump has been harshly critical of the Fed's rate increases even after the central bank announced this week that it foresees no hikes this year. "I really believe we can have 3 to 4 per cent growth for next five to six years".

At the end of a two-day policy meeting, the Federal Open markets Committee (FOMC) said the move was meant to meet market expectations and reflected the central bank's patient approach regarding monetary policy changes. The nomination could test just how successful Powell has been in his aggressive courting of lawmakers in his first year as Fed chair.

But he added, "over time obviously we want to reduce that balance sheet and not have these massive amounts of debt". They did $50 billion a month.

There are two open positions on the Fed's seven-seat board.

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