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The Fed isn't sure if Trump can deliver on his economic promises

Some members of the Federal Reserve aren't so sure the Trump boom is on its way. In the release of the minutes for the Fed's March meeting, the members of the Federal Open Markets Committee discussed the possibility that a large fiscal...Show More Summary

The Fed just touched on one of the biggest debates about the post-election economy

In their March meeting minutes, the Federal Open Market Committee indirectly touched on the "hard data versus soft data" debate that's been filtering through the economics blogosphere. "Hard data" refers to concrete improvements in the economy, such as a firm hiring more people or an increase in average wages. Show More Summary

FOMC Minutes: "A change to the Committee's reinvestment policy would likely be appropriate later this year"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 14 - 15, 2017. Excerpts: Provided that the economy continued to perform about as expected, most participants anticipated that gradual increases in the federal funds rate...Show More Summary

Here come the Fed minutes ...

The Federal Reserve will release minutes of its mid-March meeting at 2 p.m. ET. The Federal Open Market Committee decided to raise its benchmark interest rate at that meeting, with market expectations for the move at virtually 100%. But that wasn't the case just a few weeks prior, when more bets were on the Fed to wait until at least June. Show More Summary

The Fed might have buried a key policy signal to investors into its March statement

Federal Reserve officials craft their policy statements knowing every word will be carefully scrutinized on Wall Street. So when the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s policy-setting arm, added the word "symmetric" to a description...Show More Summary

Fed Raises Target Rate To November 2008 Levels (3rd Time in 11 Years) — FOMC Wants Two More in 2017

To no ones’ surprise, The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the  upper bound of their Fed Funds Target rate to 1.00%. The post Fed Raises Target Rate To November 2008 Levels (3rd Time in 11 Years) — FOMC Wants Two More in 2017 was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Federal Reserve Raised Short-Term Rates Again, Signals Two More Hikes in 2017

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to raise short-term interest rates by 25 basis points, upping them just three months after the last action. In doing so,...

The Fed just tightened its growth forecast

The Federal Open Markets Committee voted to raise its benchmark interest rate after a two-day meeting, as virtually everyone had been expecting. It also released its latest Summary of Economic Projections. The Fed now expects real GDP...Show More Summary

FED HIKES

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it had raised its benchmark interest rate after a two-day policy meeting, as had widely been expected. The Federal Open Market Committee projected two more rate hikes this year, unchanged from its prior estimate of three in 2017. Show More Summary

FOMC Statement: 25bps Rate Hike

FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in February indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate was little changed in recent months. Show More Summary

Use This Ancient Formula To Juice Your Returns

Editor's Note: Ladies and gentlemen: Brace yourselves. The U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee is going to hike rates this week. At last check, the probability of a rate hike is 93%,

Raphael Bostic Named President of Atlanta Fed

Mr. Bostic will become the first African-American to serve as president of any of the Fed’s 12 regional reserve banks, and the fourth to serve on the Federal Open Market Committee.

Friday: New Home Sales

From Tim Duy at Bloomberg Whom to Listen to in the Fed MinutesWhen it comes to the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, not all central bank policy makers are created equally. There are “participants” -- all the policy makers in the room -- and there are “members,” those who have a vote. Show More Summary

Whom to Listen to in the Fed Minutes

Tim Duy: Whom to Listen to in the Fed Minutes: When it comes to the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, not all central bank policy makers are created equally. There are “participants” -- all the policy makers in...

Fed Officials Not "Losing Patience" Fast Enough to Hike in March

``The Federal Open Market Committee is preparing to lose its patience, but probably won't do so in time to raise interest rates next month... The committee wants to shift out of this ultra-gradual mode, and they seem to have more conviction about a series of increases this year. Show More Summary

FOMC Minutes: "Might be appropriate to raise the federal funds rate again fairly soon"

From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, January 31-February 1, 2017. Excerpts: In discussing the outlook for monetary policy over the period ahead, many participants expressed the view that it might be appropriate...Show More Summary

Here come the Fed minutes ...

The Federal Reserve will publish minutes of the policy meeting it held earlier in February at 2 p.m. ET. At that meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee voted to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged, just as markets had expected. Show More Summary

"The Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/2 to 3/4 percent"

No change: Press Release, Release Date: February 1, 2017, For release at 2:00 p.m. EST: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has...

FOMC Statement: No Change to Policy

FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate stayed near its recent low. Show More Summary

Here comes the Fed...

The Federal Open Market Committee will announce its latest monetary policy decision at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Most Fed watchers expect the FOMC to keep policy on hold as committee members wait for more clarity over the Trump administration's...Show More Summary

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