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Favorite to be next Fed chair believes central bank is a ‘slave’ to the stock market

October 2, 2017

Via: CNBC
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Kevin Warsh, the favorite to be the next chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, apparently believes the central bank has become a servant to the stock market after years of loose monetary policy.

Uber-bear Albert Edwards, an economist at Societe Generale’s strategy team, said Monday that after listening to Warsh speak at a banking conference last week, he would be his choice to lead the Fed. He also revealed Warsh felt the Fed had been captured by the “secular stagnation” ideas of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and had become persuaded by the idea that more monetary stimulus is needed.

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