Friday, January 9, 2015


Market Watch | Fed's Evans: Still no hurry to hike in wake of December jobs report
Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Fed, said Friday the December jobs report did not alter his view that the U.S. central bank should wait until 2016 to raise short-term interest rates. "I just don't see why we should be in a hurry to move off our current accommodative policy," Evans said in an interview on CNBC.
Market Watch | Kocherlakota says Fed shouldn't raise rates this year
Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota on Thursday said the central bank shouldn't lift interest rates this year, a view he's stated before.

Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Bloomberg View | Why the Fed Worries About Others
As expected, Wednesday’s release of the last Federal Reserve minutes has affected the financial markets. Most commentary has focused on the central bank’s continued support for risk assets -- an important contributor to the stock market’s impressive recovery this week. But another aspect also warrants attention: the extent to which Fed officials are monitoring and worrying about what’s going on outside the U.S.