Keeping our economic growth going

Currently, the Fed is currently focused on keeping our economic growth going but removing the highly accommodative monetary policy that gave us the lowest interest rates in 40 years. They aren’t stepping on the brakes so much as they are just taking their foot off the gas.  Once that goal is accomplished, the Fed will probably stop raising rates and allow the economy to just roll along until it sees a pattern of it slowing or speeding up and then it will adjust accordingly.  The last series of interest rate hikes weren’t intended to slow the economy so much as just removing the excess and return it to a more neutral environment.  But if they see the economy start to take off, they won’t have any problem at all continuing to raise rates to slow it.

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