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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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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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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged Despite Positive Economic Outlook

In her press release this past Wednesday, Janet Yellen announced that the FOMC has decided to leave rates unchanged this month. This leaves the target Federal Funds Rate lingering at 0.25%-0.50%. While one could assume that this decision came to … 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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Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

On September 17th, the Federal Reserve voted against a short-term interest rate hike. At almost near zero percent rates since the depths of the 2008 recession, interest rates remain unchanged. Key data such as U.S unemployment rate, household spending, business … Continue reading

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The market is assuming after the release of October meeting statement that the Fed now seems closer than previously to tapering its quantitative easing program. Stocks and bonds are selling off as the dollar strengthens. Many economists figured the Federal … Continue reading

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Overview of FOMC Minutes

The Fed released the minutes for the meeting in which Chairman Bernanke and the FOMC decided not to taper QE in September. The minutes revealed that the decision to keep adding $85 billion-a-month to its balance sheet was a “relatively … Continue reading

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