Both the Height of the Fed Chair and Rates Have Fallen Over Time — Could a Taller Fed Chair Mean Rates Rise?

– President Trump’s choice for Fed chair will no doubt be important, both on its own merits and as a signal of future picks.

– The chair role is one of the most influential voices in monetary policy decisions, and by a strange coincidence the height of the Fed chair over time has tended to foretell the direction of interest rates.

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Source: LPL Research, Bloomberg 10/22/17

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