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Rising Rates to Impact Homebuyers

On Wednesday, after Jerome Powell's first Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting as Fed Chair, the Federal Reserve announced that it had increased the Fed funds rate by a quarter point at a target of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. ...

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FOMC Meeting: Setting the Pace for Future Rate Hikes

The meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)—the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve begins today. This is also the first time that the meeting is being led by Jerome Powell the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. ...

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The Week Ahead: Interest Rates Rising Again?

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Board of Governors are set to convene on Tuesday at 9 a.m. EST, kicking off the latest two-day FOMC meeting. The Board of Governors meet eight times a year ...

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Fed’s Beige Book Builds Case for Further Rate Hikes

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released its latest edition of the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, more commonly known as the Beige Book. The Book is published in advance of each meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, ...

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The Week Ahead: Federal Reserve Releases New Beige Book

With a newly installed Fed Chair in the form of Jerome Powell and analysts watching closely to track the impacts of things like tax reform and interest rate policy, all eyes are on the Fed as we approach the next ...

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Powell Doubles Down on “Further Gradual” Interest Rate Hikes

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made his first appearance before Congress since being sworn into the role. Remarking on the strengthening U.S. economy, Powell told Congress that “some of the headwinds the U.S. economy faced in previous years ...

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Report Questions Effectiveness of Fed’s Crisis-Era Purchases

A report presented Friday by economists at the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum questioned the effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s asset purchases during the 2008 financial crisis. The conference is held annually at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, ...

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How Many Interest Rate Hikes Inbound in 2018?

With the Federal Reserve now under the leadership of recently sworn-in new Fed Chair Jerome Powell, many are watching to see how he deals with the challenges of the current market, and how his responses and philosophy will differ from ...

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