Tuesday, August 7, 2007

FOMC Statement

From the Federal Reserve:

Readings on core inflation have improved modestly in recent months. However, a sustained moderation in inflation pressures has yet to be convincingly demonstrated. Moreover, the high level of resource utilization has the potential to sustain those pressures.

Although the downside risks to growth have increased somewhat, the Committee's predominant policy concern remains the risk that inflation will fail to moderate as expected.
Future policy adjustments will depend on the outlook for both inflation and economic growth, as implied by incoming information.

Translation: we're not lowering interest rates.

Or -- this isn't Greenspan's "throw a ton of money at any problem" Fed anymore.