- The Fed signaled a worse economic outlook than in March, flagging the risk of a subdued recovery and high medium term uncertainties.
- The current measures are for the time being adequate and are reducing market stress. Rates will remain near zero until the economy is back on track. Credit provision will need to be scaled up. No new measures were announced.
- Chair Powell underlined that the Fed acts via lending only and spending powers are with the Congress. Fiscal policy will need to avoid unnecessary insolvencies and long-term unemployment. Debt sustainability will become an issue once the crisis is over.
- The disconnect between financial asset prices and the economy is currently not a concern. What matters is that financial markets are functioning.