Watch Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reside a Q&A on the financial system

The stream is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. Follow the link here to watch the stream.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Thursday in a virtual chat hosted by Princeton University’s Bendheim Center for Finance.

The conversation comes at a crucial time for the Federal Reserve, which committed to its current policies in December until it sees significant progress in meeting its inflation and employment targets.

As part of its response to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fed has cut its short-term policy rate to near zero and is buying bonds worth at least $ 120 billion every month. In recent speeches, some Fed officials have said the economy is recovering strongly this year and may see some housing removal being pushed.

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