"Inflation.is well below where the Fed expects it to be when unemployment is this low", Aberdeen Asset Management Investment Strategist Luke Bartholomew wrote in a note. "They are still convinced that the old relationship between unemployment and inflation will assert itself eventually". "It can move and people will continue to buy the banks", he said.
Investors also see the next rate increase occurring in December, according to Fed funds futures data compiled by the CME Group.
Some members of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets the benchmark United States interest rate, also expressed concern that Wall Street stocks were overvalued. This is because a rate hike can have an impact at a lag. "So it might be time to curtail some of that".
In their forecasts, Fed officials have signaled another small rate increase is coming this year, and three more are expected in 2018 until the rate reaches about 2.1%.
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The minutes said "several participants endorsed a policy approach" where the labor market would undershoot their estimate of full employment "for a sustained period".
The Federal Reserve is figuring out when to start unloading much of its $4.5 trillion in bond holdings - a major turning point for an economy still healing from the 2008 financial crisis. Any profit the Fed has at the end of the year must be sent to the U.S. Treasury. Unwinding this large balance sheet should theoretically have the opposite affect on the economy, leading to higher lending costs and slower growth. But at some point, increases to the Fed's benchmark interest rate and reductions to its balance sheet will begin to affect bond markets and raise the price of loans for everyday Americans, he said.
"In their discussion of monetary policy for the period ahead, members judged that information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicated that the labor market had continued to strengthen and that economic activity had been rising moderately so far this year".
"Several preferred to announce a start to the process within a couple of months", the minutes of the June 13-14 meeting released on Wednesday in Washington showed. The Committee expected to begin implementing a balance sheet normalization program in 2017, provided that the economy evolves broadly as anticipated.