This turn is likely to have as an interesting side effect that you should relax the relationship of the Fed to the White house.
The U.S. central bank raised rates four times past year in the face of robust economic growth and unemployment that touched its lowest level in half a century.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Thursday the USA central bank has the ability to be patient on policy given inflation is stable, allowing it to assesses whether the US economy will slow this year as some in financial markets worry.
The central bank "will not hesitate to make changes" to its balance sheet policy should the economic picture shift, Clarida said.
Starting after the January 30 announcement, Powell will hold a press conference after every meeting, rather than just four times a year, giving him many more opportunities to try to communicate with financial markets.
S&P Global Ratings estimated that the shutdown will trim 0.05 percent off of US GDP each week.
St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks at a public lecture in Singapore, Oct. 8, 2018. Those forecasts appear supported by a robust December labor-market report, which showed the economy added 312,000 non-farm jobs, the most in 10 months.
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"It will be substantially smaller than it is now", Powell said. Bloomberg's financial conditions index has retraced much of its December tightening. "That was conditional on a very strong outlook for 2019", which may or may not materialize, with the Fed adjusting policy accordingly.
Fed officials and many forecasters expect growth to slow in 2019, but to remain strong enough to continue generating jobs and keeping the unemployment rate near its nearly 50-year low.
He also said that the Fed had no preset path for rate hikes and would be "patient" when determining whether to hike interest rates further in response to strong US growth that risks sparking inflation, or to pause rate hikes to account for a global economic slowdown.
Mr. Clarida said monetary policy, after four rate increases past year, isn't on "preset course". The principal worry is global growth, he said in questioning by David Rubenstein, the co-founder of private-equity firm Carlyle Group, where Powell was previously a partner.
"I don't see a recession" in 2019, Powell said Thursday in an interview at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
JPMorgan Chase has estimated that the partial government shutdown - which is 20 days old Thursday - is shaving $US1.5 billion off the economy each week, a modest amount in the context of a $US20 trillion economy, the damage will keep growing.