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The Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged in May 2019
The Federal Reserve has voted to leave the federal funds rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%. The vote, issued within the past hour, was unanimous. The Fed, which had been raising borrowing costs at regular intervals until this year, cited a lack of any inflationary pressure as justification for the latest monetary decision. Read more
The Beige Book Sees Slight-to-Moderate Economic Growth For The Country
The Beige Book, which provides an in-depth analysis of the nation's economic conditions, was released within the past hour and it detailed that the business expansion was still in place, with slight-to-moderate growth generally the rule. Overall, conditions were as they were at the time of our last Beige Book report six weeks ago, though some Districts reported a little strengthening. Read more
The Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged And Suggests No Rate Hikes in 2019
The Federal Reserve has adjourned its latest FOMC meeting and gave somewhat concerned investors something to cheer about as the lead bank suggested that it would not increase borrowing costs this year. Read more
The Federal Reserve Holds The Line On Interest Rates In The Latest FOMC Meeting
An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected this afternoon as it concluded its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. That is, it left its federal funds target rate as 2.25%-2.50%. Expectations had been overwhelming that the lead bank would opt to leave rates unchanged. Read more
The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For The Fourth Time in 2018
The Federal Reserve Board just announced that it was raising interest rates for a fourth time in 2018, a probability that some 70%, or more, of pundits had speculated would be the case at the outcome of the latest FOMC meeting. The latest Committee meeting adjourned at 2:00 (EST) this afternoon. The stock market, up almost 400 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average just before the announcement, immediately sold off sharply on the news--not because the central bank increased borrowing costs, but because it speculated that there would be two additional rate hikes in 2019.    
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The Federal Reserve Held The Line On Interest Rates This Afternoon
An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected earlier this afternoon and the stock market yawned. On point, the lead bank's FOMC meeting voted unanimously to keep the federal funds rate target unchanged at 2.25%. This was the penultimate Fed meeting of this year, with one more get together scheduled for next month. Read more
The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For A Third Time This Year
An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve lifted interest rates for a third time this year, and did little to discourage expectations for a fourth increase later on in 2018, most likely in December. The latest increase was widely expected and caused nary a ripple on Wall Street. Read more
The Federal Reserve Holds The Line On Interest Rates; August 2018 Statement Is More Hawkish
The Federal Reserve did the expected earlier this afternoon when it voted to keep interest rates unchanged following the conclusion of its latest FOMC meeting. However, its accompanying statement became moderately more hawkish. To be sure, this was not a game changer, but there was enough of an adjustment to stoke some selling in the equity market in the minutes following the monetary move. Read more
The Federal Reserve Does The Expected, But Says What Was Unexpected
This afternoon, an increasingly transparent Federal Reserve Board raised its target on the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, or one-quarter of a percentage point. That move was widely expected and taken by itself should not have elicited much reaction by the markets. What Wall Street was not necessarily expecting was a suggestion that the lead bank was aiming for two additional rate hikes this year. Read more
The Federal Reserve Sees Moderate Economic Growth Across The Country in April and May 2018
The Federal Reserve released its Beige Book summation of economic activity across the country, and there were few surprises. Indeed, this issuance was in keeping with the central bank's increasingly transparent treatment of the nation's economic outlook and the bank's monetary policy. Read more
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