MW: Fed's Bullard says Trump economic policies will have little impact this year
President-elect Donald Trump's fiscal policy plans are more a story for 2018-2019 than this year, said St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Thursday. In an interview on CNBC, Bullard said growth in 2017 is pretty much "baked in the cake." He said he thinks the economy remains in a low interest-rate and slow growth environment that is not going to change by "snapping fingers." Bullard said he still thinks economic conditions will justify only one interest rate this year and the Fed has time to wait and see what develops. The St. Louis Fed president said he does not believe that a low unemployment rate will necessarily boost inflation. He noted that the market still expects low inflation going forward. The recent pullback in the 10-year Treasury bond yields is the market settling down and waiting to see if Republicans can deliver on their promise of faster economic growth.