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Fed Increases Interest Rate by 75 Basis Points

On March 14-15, 2020, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held an emergency meeting in light of the then-blossoming pandemic to cut rates by a 100 basis points to a rate of 0-0.25%.  But now, in light of ...

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Fed Raises Nominal Interest Rate by 0.75%

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Three-quarters of a point. This is the amount the Federal Reserve chose to raise the nominal interest rate by citing the need to combat the highest rate of inflation since the 80s.  To put that another way, this is the ...

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Fed Raises Rates to Curb Inflationary Concerns

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Marking the largest increase in nearly 22 years, the Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates by 50 basis points to a range of 0.75-1.00% amidst record-high inflation. The Fed will also allow $60 billion in Treasuries and $35 billion in MBS to roll off their balance sheet each month.

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