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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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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rebound

Last month’s home sales data signalized stabilization in the U.S. housing sector; sales of previously owned homes rose 3.2% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in September, according to the National Association of Realtors. This … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Next Big Decision

Behind the uncertainty of the Federal Reserve’s decision on whether or not to raise rates there is another looming question: what will the Federal Reserve do with the money it will receive from the treasuries that are about to mature … Continue reading

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Housing Robustness

On Oct. 22, there was upbeat news from the housing market. U.S. home resales rebounded strongly in September. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 4.7 percent to an annual rate of $5.55 million units last month, … Continue reading

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FOMC Minutes: Fed Held Off on Rate Increase Amid Worries About Low Inflation

According to minutes of the meeting released Thursday, Federal Reserve officials decided not to raise interest rates at their September policy meeting because they were uncertain when inflation would return to 2% after running below their official target for more … Continue reading

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The International Monetary Fund Predicts Stagnant Growth in the Global Economy

On Wednesday, September 30th, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund warned of sluggish growth next year for the Global Economy. It is expected, that when the IMF releases their outlook on worldwide growth this upcoming Tuesday, forecast … Continue reading

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Markets Lift After Fed Chair Yellen Indicates 2015 Rate Rise

On Thursday, September 24th, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, spoke in Massachusetts on the high likelihood of a federal-funds interest rate increase in time for the end of 2015. Yellen argued volatility in Asian markets and lackluster inflation rate data … Continue reading

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