Category Archives: Fed

Fed Reiterates Strong Economic Growth

The Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Thursday reiterated the current strength of the economy, as well as the projections for future growth. The Fed again cited low unemployment and rising wages as a significant measure of consistent economic growth, … Continue reading

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Fed Likely to Raise Rates in December

December 19th is the next FOMC meeting or the Federal Open Market Committee where the 12 members of the Federal Reserve led by Jerome Powell meet to decide on interest rates. Many anticipate that the Fed will likely raise rates … Continue reading

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Jerome Powell Maintains Optimistic Outlook

During an address to business economists in Boston on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated projections for sustained economic growth while maintaining a low unemployment rate and hitting an inflation target of approximately 2% without far exceeding it. Powell … Continue reading

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Boston Fed Published Research Regarding Monetary Policy Framework

There are beliefs among market participants that the Fed is applying early 2000 thinking to its current policy approach. As the role of the Fed becomes increasingly intertwined with the economy compared to decades ago, with an unprecedented large balance … Continue reading

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Brightens

U.S. consumer sentiment, published by University of Michigan survey every month, is at 100.8 – one of the highest number recorded in recent years, representative of a 6.0% year over year change. An index number of 100 represents the conditions … Continue reading

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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged in November, December Hike on the Table

As expected by the entire market, the Federal Reserve chose to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming presidential election next Tuesday. The benchmark federal funds rate still sits at a target range of 0.25%-0.5% after the … Continue reading

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December Rate Hike

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams recently alluded to a rate hike at the Fed’s upcoming meeting in December. He said, “this year would be good for a rate rise”, and he wanted the rate hike to be … Continue reading

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