Bloomberg: Fed Officials Increasingly Wary of a ‘Misstep’

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September 16, 2015

Though Federal Reserve Officials have made it quite clear through speeches and interviews that they intend to normalize interest rate policy this month, there is still an air of concern.

“[Federal Reserve officials] are increasingly wary that a misstep could derail the economy at a time when they perceive a lack of tools to address renewed weakness,” Bloomberg reports.

A stronger dollar, wider credit spreads, and falling equity prices make for tighter financial conditions, and Fed officials are speculating whether a rate hike should be added to that tightening.

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