Welcome to The Weekly Fix, the newsletter that isn’t written on cocktail napkins or toilet paper. I’m cross-asset reporter Katherine Greifeld, filling in for Emily Barrett.
Chairman Jerome Powell refused to be boxed in during the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting of 2020. The statement had a similar tone to those over the past few months: the economy is improving, but the next few months will be challenging. The majority of Fed officials see rates near zero at least through 2023. Inflation remains well below target.