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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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Assessing Financial Vulnerabilities

See this video to learn what Chairman Jerome Powell had to say about the findings of the Fed’s first Financial Stability Report that gauges the country’s monetary stability.

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Estimated $17 Billion April Credit Gain Only $8.2 Billion

Recently, the April 2017 Consumer Credit report was released, revealing total consumer credit rising 2.6 percent. April marked the smallest increase in consumer borrowing in six years. Revolving and nonrevolving to household, family, and personal expense credit was covered.

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Fed Survey Finds Increased Interest in RMBS

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System released findings from its Senior Credit Officer Opinion Survey for March, 2014. The report found that credit officers are experiencing an increased demand for residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).

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Audit Finds CFPB Can Improve ‘Efficiency and Effectiveness’

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Federal Reserve System released an executive summary outlining an audit performed on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to assess the bureau’s operational efficiency and effectiveness. The OIG noted the difficult task associated with the creation and implementation of the new agency; however, the OIG found that improvements could be made.

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Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

In a joint release on Wednesday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued final guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests. The tests will be conducted by medium-sized financial companies, "with total consolidated assets between $10 billion and $50 billion," according to the release.

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