Yellen spoke at a banking forum just days after the president repeatedly complained that the Fed was hurting financial markets and threatening economic growth by raising interest rates too quickly.
The Federal Reserve's steady increases in benchmark lending rates have infuriated President Donald Trump, who recently called the bank's policymakers "crazy", "loco" and his "biggest threat".
Higher interest rates tend to boost the dollar and push bond yields up, putting pressure on gold prices by increasing the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion. College-educated workers have long enjoyed lower rates of unemployment, and more Americans now have college degrees. The Fed hiked short-term interest rates three times this year and plans to do so again before 2019.
It is alluring to say that Fed is disregarding Trump, but the explanation is not quite correct.
However, Quarles suggested that since the overheating risks could be balanced by the outlook of stronger growth, the Fed doesn't need to raise rates too fast. That is the lowest the indicator has reached in 50 years.
The thrust, if not the method, of Trump's criticism has some support, part of it from unexpected quarters. The high deficits may be as important a factor in raising long-term interest rates as anything the Fed is doing.
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Trump is right: Inflation is not a problem, at least for now. The Fed needs to push interest rates up by at least another full percentage point to prevent asset bubbles or an unwelcome acceleration in inflation.
In some sense, the Fed is a victim of its own success. Then the question is, 'What do they do to show they're not reacting?' They could go either way. And Powell wants to keep it that way.
Fischer said that ultimately, the Fed will likely do what it thinks is best for the economy without regard to political appearances.
But some Fed members warned that instability in emerging economies - many of which are heavily indebted and vulnerable when U.S. rates rise - could "spread more broadly through the global economy and financial markets". He said it is possible that full employment levels are much lower than in the past due to the different nature of the workforce.
Powell's recent comments are reminiscent of the long-standing debate among monetary policy makers about how they should respond to nascent asset bubbles or other excesses. That would be in line with the approach espoused by his former Fed board colleague, Jeremy Stein.
In a report released on Wednesday, the Treasury said it has found that no major trading partner met the criteria to be designated as intentionally manipulating its currency.
WTI crude touched its lowest price in a month after US stockpiles rose by 6.5 million barrels, nearly triple what analysts had forecast.