The U.S. Federal Reserve is on a “beautiful normalization” that balances rising interest rates and the stability of markets and the economy — something the next chairperson, whoever it will be, would not want to disrupt, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian said Thursday.
President Donald Trump is expected to nominate the next Fed chair on Thursday U.S. time. Current Fed governor Jerome Powell is seen as the front-runner for the job.
“The Fed’s embarked on this beautiful normalization: It has stopped [quantitative easing], it has raised rates, it has declared a path to reduce its balance sheet without disrupting markets and without derailing the global recovery. And I don’t think anybody will want to mess with this beautiful normalization,” El-Erian told CNBC during the 2017 Barclays Asia Forum in Singapore.
That means that “nothing will change” in the short term, El-Erian added, with the Fed expected to raise interest rates in December and to continue pressing ahead with winding down its balance sheet.
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Mohamed El-Erian: The Fed is on a 'beautiful normalization,' and no chair would mess with it