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Stocks rally as Fed eases rate worry, tech climbs

U.S. stocks rallied, lifted by gains in technology stocks and a retreat in Treasury yields, as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuters        

As Economy Grows, Federal Reserve Frets Next Downturn

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The Fed’s biannual policy report to Congress made little mention of the stock market’s fluctuations, but it affirmed plans to raise interest rates.

Prime-Age Men May Never Return to U.S. Workforce, Fed Paper Says

Men in their prime working years have left the labor force at an astonishing rate and they may never return if the state of the U.S. job market holds, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.A decline in...Show More Summary

Economic Fluctuations and Growth Research Meeting

I am here today: Economic Fluctuations and Growth Research Meeting Andrew Atkeson and Monika Piazzesi, Organizers Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco February 23, 2018 Friday, February 23 9:00 am Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER Gueorgui Kambourov, University...

Fed Chair Powell "Doesn't Stand A Chance"

Authored by MN Gordon via, Jerome Powell, the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve, just completed his third week on the job.  He’s hardly had enough time to learn how to operate the office coffee maker, let alone the...Show More Summary

US: $0.100B TIPSPurchase 2018-02-22 NYFed permanent open market operations

Monetary policy can be implemented through outright purchases or sales of securities, which permanently changes the size of the Federal Reserve's System Open Market Account (SOMA) portfolio. The post US: $0.100B TIPSPurchase 2018-02-22 NYFed permanent open market operations was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Deficits Do Matter

Authored by Michael Lebowitz via, The Federal Reserve (Fed) has increased the Fed Funds rate by 125 basis points or 1.25% since 2015, which had little effect on bonds until recently. Of late, however, yieldsShow More Summary

A 'striking lack of diversity' at the Fed distorts economic policy in ways most people don’t consider

The Federal Reserve remains a deeply white-male and bank-centric institution despite ex-Fed Chair Janet Yellen's efforts to boost diversity; she was the central bank's first female leader in over 100 years. A new report from Fed Up finds...Show More Summary

Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Outlook Remained Very Optimistic, but Firms See Accelerating Costs

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity continued to expand strongly in February, building on solid growth seen for the past year. The composite index of general... The post Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Outlook Remained Very Optimistic, but Firms See Accelerating Costs appeared first on Shopfloor.

Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity "Continued Solid Growth" in February

From the Kansas City Fed: Tenth District Manufacturing Posted Continued Solid GrowthThe Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the February Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Thursday. 1. Some Federal Reserve officials think there's a good chance that inflation remains below their 2% target, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting released on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Dow Ends Day Down 166

Stocks gave up an early gain and ended lower on Wall Street as a late afternoon spike in bond yields sent investors heading to the exits, the AP reports. Bond yields rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting which showed bullish sentiment among policymakers....

Thursday: Unemployment Claims

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Hit New 4-Year HighsMortgage rates continued higher today following the release of the Minutes from the Federal Reserve's (aka "The Fed") most recent policy meeting. The FedShow More Summary

Mortgage Purchase Applications Fall 6.2%, Refi Applications Fall 7.14% As Fed Tightens The Monetary Noose

Yes, The Federal Reserve has been taking it easy with monetary policy since November 2008 when their QE program began. The problem is … its is now 2018 and over 10 years after. And The Fed is finding it hard to go home to rate normalization. The...Show More Summary

Some Fed officials raised concerns about higher inflation as tax cuts took effect

Some Federal Reserve policymakers raised concerns last month about the potential for higher inflation and financial instability because of stronger economic growth triggered by the recently enacted tax cuts, according to an account of the meeting released on Wednesday. Early signs that the effects...

Here come the Fed minutes ...

The Federal Reserve at 2 p.m. ET will release the minutes of its most recent policy meeting. At the January 30-31 meeting, which was the last under former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, the Federal Open Market Committee left interest rates unchanged, as expected. Show More Summary

It's only a matter of time before Wall Street's biggest fear holds 'the Fed's feet to the fire'

The prospect of rising inflation and the Federal Reserve's possible reaction to it is Wall Street's favorite new thing to worry about. After years of false alarms, "a sustained rise in inflation will hold the Fed’s feet to the fire,"...Show More Summary

Futures, European Stocks Slide After Poor PMIs; Dollar Gains Ahead Of Fed Minutes

The dollar rose to its highest level in a week against its G10 peers on Wednesday, rising for the 4th day against the yen and most pairs as investor focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting. The dollar...Show More Summary

What do rising interest rates mean for homeowners?

Mortgage payments might go up, but the market as a whole will likely shrug Since the housing collapse 10 years ago, the U.S Federal Reserve has maintained a loose monetary policy, keeping interest rates low and providing easy accessShow More Summary

This Is Where The Next Consumer Debt Crisis Is Hiding

As the Federal Reserve reported most recently two weeks ago, US consumer non-mortgage debt has never been higher: as of December 31, 2017, US households have a record $1.0 trillion of credit card/revolving loans, a record $1.3 trillion...Show More Summary

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