US Financial Stability Risks Could Materialize, Cites ‘Dangerous and Volatile Environment’ – Economics Bitcoin News

Janet Yellen (Treasury Secretary) warned of financial stability threats in the U.S. Noting that “Inflation remains too high, and we are contending with serious global headwinds,” she stressed that the Treasury is “closely monitoring the financial sector, as global developments have led to increased market volatility.”

Janet Yellen Warns About Financial Stability Risks In The U.S.

Janet Yellen (Secretary of the Treasury) warned about the financial stability risk to the U.S. while answering questions after her Monday speech at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s annual meeting.

Citing a “dangerous and volatile environment” for the global economy, including the surge in energy prices and increased volatility in financial markets, Yellen warned that in the United States:

Risks to financial stability could occur.

“We are closely monitoring the financial sector, as global developments have led to increased market volatility,” Yellen added. “To date, the U.S. financial system has not been a source of economic instability. While we continue to watch for emerging risks, our system remains resilient and continues to operate well through uncertainties.”

Yellen discusses U.S. Economy & Inflation

Janet Yellen, Treasury Secretary to the U.S. Treasury, also spoke about inflation and the U.S. economic in Monday’s speech at SIFMA Annual Meeting. While noting that “The U.S. economy retains significant strength,” she cautioned:

The rate of inflation is still too high and there are serious headwinds around the world.

“Growth is slowing globally. And energy and food prices have risen, driven partly by Putin’s terrible war in Ukraine and the pandemic’s lingering effects abroad. Climate change continues to devastate communities, exacerbating energy and food shortages in Europe and across the world,” the treasury secretary continued. “We are highly attuned to these risks.”

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Kevin Helms

Kevin is a graduate of Austrian Economics. He discovered Bitcoin in 2011, and has been an advocate ever since. He is interested in Bitcoin security and open-source software, network effects, and the intersection of cryptography and economics.

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