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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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Housing Sentiment Hits All-Time High

Fannie Mae has released the latest installment of its monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), with the Index rising 3.7 points in January 2018 to hit an all-time survey high of 89.5. The HPSI is also up 6.8 points year-over-year. ...

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As Stocks Tumble, Lenders Take a Hit

The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1,200 points on Monday, after having dropped 1,500 points earlier in the day. This came on the heels of a 666-point drop in the Dow last Friday. With the Standard & Poor’s index ...

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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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Powell Was Hesitant About Fed MBS Purchases in 2012

Transcripts released by the Fed provided insight into the man due to take over as Fed chair in 2018, assuming he receives Senate confirmation. The Fed published meeting transcripts from 2012 last week, continuing their policy of releasing such transcripts ...

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Fed Anticipates Economic Boosts from Tax Bill

The Federal Reserve released the minutes for the Fed’s December 2017 Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon, providing insights into the recent decision to increase interest rates, as well as other key economic concerns. That meeting saw the ...

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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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