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Yellen in the Hot Seat

Janet Yellen completed the second day of her semi-annual testimony in front of the Senate today, and gave her opinion on proposed Dodd-Frank reforms. What did the Chair of the Federal Reserve have to say, and did she agree with members of the committee?

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The Week Ahead: FOMC to Meet Wednesday

The Federal Open Market Committee and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Board of Governors are set to meet Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14, in Washington D.C.. It will be their fourth meeting of 2017. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors, is scheduled to give press conference at 2:30 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday.

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Fed’s MBS Phaseout May Drive Up Rates

Many expect the Federal Reserve to begin pulling back from the MBS market later this year or early next. A new analysis delves into the options the Fed has for its pullback--as well as the impact each of those options may have on the market. Whichever the Fed choose, expert say it will impact mortgage rates either way.

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Fed Banks Predict Slowing GDP Growth

Two federal banks are forecasting a slowdown in GDP growth this quarter, with the Atlanta Fed predicting it to hit its lowest point in three years. The drop is a result of reduced consumer spending, the Fed reported. Predicted GDP growth has decreased significantly since the start of the year.

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Kashkari Responds to JPMorgan Chase CEO

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon stated in a letter to shareholders that the issue of “too big to fail” is solved. However, Minneapolis Federal reserve President Neel Kashkari disagrees. In an interview with Adam Shapiro on Fox Business that Too Big to Fail has not been solved, and is in fact worse.

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The Fed Funds Rate and Unconventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom suggests that rising Fed Funds rates are bad news for the still-recovering US Housing Market. And it’s easy to see a scenario unfold that supports this theory: lenders react to the Fed action by raising interest rates on ...

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