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Without Rent, Inflation is Way Below Fed's 2.0 Percent Target

The NYT had a piece discussing the views of members of the Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee (FOMC), which sets monetary policy, on the course of interest rates over the next year. The piece notes that inflation has consistently...Show More Summary

FOMC Minutes: New Tax Law "would likely provide a modest boost to capital spending"

A couple of excerpts, the first on the economic impact of the new tax law, and the second on the yield curve.From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, December 12-13, 2017: Many participants judged that the proposed...Show More Summary

The Fed Raises Fed Funds Rate by 0.25%

In Janet Yellen’s last meeting as the Fed Chair, the FOMC has increased the Fed Funds rate by 0.25% to 1.50%. From the press release: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid […]

Witchy Woman: Yellen’s Last FOMC Meeting (Fed Funds Rate Rises To 1.5% As Balance Sheet Begins Slow Unwind)

Yes, this was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s last Open Market Committee (FOMC)  meeting. And the FOMC raised,  as widely expected, the Target rate (upper bound) to 1.50%. The post Witchy Woman: Yellen’s Last FOMC Meeting (Fed Funds Rate Rises To 1.5% As Balance Sheet Begins Slow Unwind) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

As Expected, a Rate Hike from the Fed

In a widely expected move, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target federal-funds rate by a quarter of a percentage point this afternoon. The governors of the Federal Reserve also kept their forecast for future rate...Show More Summary

FOMC Minutes: Several Participants Worried about "A sharp reversal in asset Prices"

A couple of key excerpts, the first on asset prices, and the second that low inflation might "prove more persistent".From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, October 31-November 1, 2017: In their comments regarding...Show More Summary

FOMC Statement: No Change to Policy

FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions. Show More Summary

A Big Decision Is Coming

By Patrick O'Hare – Fed decision day is coming. Not the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision (although that one is coming November 1). No, we're talking about THE decision, which will make the policy decisions...

FOMC Minutes: "Many participants thought" December Rate Hike "likely to be warranted"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, September 19-20, 2017. Excerpts: In their discussion of monetary policy, all participants agreed that the economy had evolved broadly as they had anticipated at the time of the June meeting and that the incoming data had not materially altered the medium-term economic outlook. Show More Summary

Fed minutes: December rate hike all but certain despite low inflation

Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in September show December interest rate hike is likely. There was a debate whether inflation was persistent.        

FOMC statement

No change in the target range for the federal funds rate, balance sheet unwinding to begin in October: Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has...

Core PCE Prices YoY (“Inflation”) Fall To 1.4% In July (The Dreaded Inflation Mirage)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) are frustrated in their inability to generate even 2% inflation (as they define it). The post Core PCE Prices YoY (“Inflation”) Fall To 1.4% In July (The Dreaded Inflation Mirage) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Fed Flummoxed by Broken Jobs-Inflation Link

Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's July meeting show a growing debate about inflation and why it's retreating, instead of advancing, in the face of 4.3 percent unemployment. The central bank is puzzled that prices have been...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, AMZN, CSCO)

Here is what you need to know. Most Fed officials support a move toward unwinding the Fed's balance sheet. Wednesday's release of the minutes from the July Federal Open Market Committee meeting showed most Federal Reserve officials supporting...Show More Summary

FOMC Minutes: Balance Sheet Normalization "Relatively soon"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 25-26, 2017. Excerpts: Participants also discussed the appropriate time to implement the plan for reducing the Federal Reserve's securities holdings that was announced in June in the Committee's postmeeting statement and its Addendum to the Policy Normalization Principles and Plans. Show More Summary

Here come the Fed minutes ...

The Federal Reserve is set to release the minutes of its July 2017 policy meeting at 2 p.m. ET. At that meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee voted to leave interest rates unchanged, as expected. It also indicated that it planned...Show More Summary

Ten Years and Eleven Days Ago at Grasping Reality: August 1, 2007

I was identifying the Fed as behind the curve: John Berry on the Fed's Decisions This Week : He writes, for Bloomberg: "The Federal Open Market Committee will keep its overnight lending rate target at 5.25 percent and say its 'predominant policy concern' is that inflation may not moderate... Show More Summary

FOMC Statement: No Change to Policy, Balance Sheet Change Coming "Relatively Soon"

FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have been solid, on average, since the beginning of the year, and the unemployment rate has declined. Show More Summary

What does it mean when the Fed says it should ‘normalize’?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee  meeting in Washington in March 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Editor’s note: Cutting taxes while beefing up the military. Show More Summary

3 Stocks Janet Yellen Would Buy

During the June press conference of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen downplayed the recent slowdown in inflation. She even went so far as to call attention

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