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FOMC Minutes Discuss Brexit and Jobs Report

The Federal Open Market Committee released their July 26-27, 2016 minutes noting the changes seen in financial markets and open market operations as well as reviewing the economic state, financial state, and economic outlook.

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The Week Ahead: What to Expect from The Fed

The third meeting of the year for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27. What is the consensus around the policy decision that will come out of the meeting?

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Rate Hike Debate Continues in Federal Open Market Committee

While some policymakers argued that raising interest rates at the end of the fiscal year would help normalize the economy as inflation creeps back to 2 percent, others argued that declines in energy prices and the growing strength of the dollar would curtail inflation and that a later rate hike would make more sense.

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Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it intends to take a slow approach to raising interest rates in the coming year, even as the economy continues to strengthen. Given the current climate, the committee hinted that it will take steps to raise short-term interest rates in 2015, though it still would not commit to a timeframe, saying only that "it will likely be appropriate to maintain ... the [current] federal funds rate for a considerable period of time."

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Fed Announces End of QE3 Asset Purchase Program

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System today announced that its asset purchase program, known as QE3 (quantitative easing) will end this month, citing sufficient economic growth.

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Fed: Taper Continues; Adjust Economic Projections

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concluded its June meeting with the announcement that members have once again voted to bring down the Federal Reserve's stimulative monthly asset purchases. Taking a cue from improvements in labor market indicators, household spending, and general economic activity, the committee members voted to reduce the Fed's monthly purchase of agency mortgage-backed securities.

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