On Friday, the 6th of September 2019, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had reiterated his vow to act as appropriate in order to sustain a decade-long expansion of US economy at a speech in the University of Zurich, Switzerland, a global centre for finance and banking, holding out on to a phrase that global money markets were contemplating as a signal to further interest rate-cut ahead.
On top of that, addressing to a divided Fed when it came to determine a rate-cut policy, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said in his speech in the University of Zurich, “Our obligation is to use our tools to support the economy, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.
We are clearly at a time where there is a range of views among Fed policymakers. ” In point of fact, Fed’s Powell’s careful selection of words had been pointing towards a growing inflection on how the Fed should respond in context of a US economy, unemployment rate of which had been anchoring around 50-years low amid a robust consumer spending, while rising trade tensions with Beijing alongside uncertainties over Britain’s disorderly exit from the European Union and a broad-based en masse slowdown, had been breathing fire over the US economy.
Nonetheless, aside from his common phrases to address future US monetary policy, Fed’s Powell had been quoted saying in his Friday’s (Sept. 6th) speech in the University of Zurich that Fed policymakers were closely observing geo-political hobbles, unprecedented waves in the financial markets alongside other economic data to contemplate plausible options to better prepare for a caustic global economic outlook.