This is now the eighth consecutive rate hike, an increase of 4.5% since the hikes began.Read More »
Federal Reserve Continues Rate Hikes
For the third time in a row, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the nominal interest rate by 75-basis points at the conclusion of their scheduled two-day meeting to a rate of 3.00-3.25%. This marks the highest ...Read More »
Will the Housing Market Be Doomed if the Fed Raises Rates?
According to the CME Group's FedWatch Tool, which measures the market's expectations of Fed target rates on a daily basis, there is a 74.7 percent chance of the Fed raising rates by 0.25 percent this week. On the other hand, the FedWatch data found that there is a 25.3 percent chance of the Fed raising rates by 0.50 percent.Read More »
Fed Likely to Raise Rates By Year’s End If ‘Economy Evolves’ As Expected
In both hearings, Yellen addressed the subject of the much-anticipated federal funds range increase; Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee, she reiterated that more economic improvement, particularly in the labor market, is needed along with confidence that the objective of 2 percent inflation can be met over the medium term. She said the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would determine on a meeting-by-meeting basis if progress toward that goal is sufficient enough to raise the rates.Read More »