Name: Jeffrey M. Lacker

Summary: Fed's Lacker says four rate hikes in 2016 would be "gradual": "Federal Reserve forecasts pointing to four interest rate hikes in 2016 show what the U.S. central bank means when it says it anticipates raising rates at a "gradual pace," Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said on Friday. "That's half the rate at which we raised rates in the last tightening cycle. So that's what 'gradual' means to me," Lacker told reporters in Charlotte, North Carolina after participating in a business panel discussion."

Lean: Hawkish

Substantially Similar to Prior Statements: No

Statement Date: December 18, 2015

Publication Date: December 18, 2015

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