NAFCU Chief Economist Curt Long statement on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s World Affairs Council of Philadelphia speech

WASHINGTON, DC (June 6, 2016) — National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Chief Economist Curt Long issued the following statement in response to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

“Chair Yellen’s comments were guardedly optimistic,” said Long. “Nevertheless, she noted the numerous sources of uncertainty that the FOMC will be considering at its policy-setting meeting later this month. Moreover, she made no indication that policy move is likely ‘in the coming months’ as she did previously. Where the next rate hike is concerned, it appears that June is effectively off the table and July is looking more doubtful.”


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Molly Safreed, (NAFCU)

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