FOMC minutes show uncertainty surround forward guidance
April 10, 2014
The recently released minutes to the Federal Open Market Committee's March 18-19 board meeting show that while almost all participants agreed there was a need to scrap the "outdated" Evans rule (which set a 6.5 percent lower threshold for unemployment that determines how long the Federal Reserve will continue to suppress interest rates), there was uncertainty as to how the committee would update its forward guidance policy.
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