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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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Fed Minutes: More Interest Rate Hikes Incoming

The minutes from the January meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee were released on Wednesday, showing Federal Reserve officials forecasting increased economic growth and inflation. Both factors led the Fed officials to stand firm on their plans to gradually ...

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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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Fed Maintains Interest Rates as Yellen’s Tenure Winds Down

Janet Yellen oversaw her final meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Wednesday afternoon, with the Committee holding fast on interest rates and revising their projections on expected inflation. “Gains in employment, household spending, and business fixed ...

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Fed Retains Rate … For Now

The Federal Reserve has opted not to change its key interest rate. But insiders and others who are in-the-know say that’s likely to change sooner than later.

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Economic Outlook: Consumer Confidence and The Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently released results from its September 2017 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which showed overall increases in pessimism. Specifically, the survey found that expectations about earnings, spending, income growth, home prices, financial situations and the stock ...

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Fed Remains Stagnant

The Federal Open Market Committee held its sixth meeting on Wednesday to discuss monetary policy and the potential of an interest rate hike, which is expected to happen at least once before the close of 2017.

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