Traders decide what the 'inaction' of the Federal Reserve means over the intermediate and long-term. The ZIRP forever mentality fades ever-so-slightly as more than anything else, the Fed gets perceived as "let's not screw this up." A...Show More Summary
Stocks jumped at the market’s open bell, then padded gains in the afternoon following the Federal Reserve’s policy statement. Release the tea-leaf readers! The Fed sounded more upbeat about the jobs market but remains concerned about tepid inflation. Yellen & Co. have three more meetings this year to follow through on their expectation to hike [...]
In this issue: The Federal Reserve is likely to hike in September (if jobs stay strong) China might prevent that with deflation contagion (but probably not) Military exercises hint at what China might do if they REALLY panic Meanwhile...Show More Summary
The Federal Reserve's first move has great symbolic value, but the timing of its following rate hikes in the next few years will be more meaningful.
The march toward the first increase in a key interest rate since 2006 picked up pace as Federal Reserve policymakers indicated Wednesday that economic conditions are improving.
July 29 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve, it seems, is still waiting for the economic equivalent of perfection and risks squandering a good opportunity to begin normalizing interest rates. While this may be part of a well-intentioned effort to prepare the ground for investors and avoid a market shock when the increase finally comes, every […]
Asian stocks tiptoe higher after the US Federal Reserve paints a relatively bright picture of the American economy. ||| Hong Kong - Asian stocks tiptoed higher on Thursday and the dollar consolidated recent gains after the US Federal...Show More Summary
US Federal Reserve’s decision to leave its key interest rate unchanged cheers American stocks. ||| New York - US stocks were higher on Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged and said the economy and job market continued to strengthen. Show More Summary
The US economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike. ||| Washington - The US economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve saidShow More Summary
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were firm on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it saw the economy and jobs continuing to strengthen, helping lift the dollar as traders bet that higher U.S. interest rates were around the corner. Show More Summary
Market Leans Dovish After Fed Statement The implied probability of a September rate increase from the Federal Reserve, based on 30-day Fed funds futures prices, dropped to 0% following Wednesday’s dovish policy statement. In recent weeks, the implied probability for a September rate increase was hovering between 17% and 21%. GDP Coming Thursday While the market [...]
Here is the full statement from the Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee in July.
The Federal Reserve offered a slightly more upbeat assessment of the economy Wednesday but provided little insight into when it will raise its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade. Fed officials voted unanimously to keep the target rate at zero for now, after wrapping up their regular two-day policy-setting meeting […]
Richard Drew/AP By Noel Randewich NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks finished stronger Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the economy and job market continued to strengthen and left its key interest rate unchanged. The central bank's comments...Show More Summary
Manuel Balce Ceneta/APFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By Howard Schneider and Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open forShow More Summary
As we head into today’s Federal Reserve announcement, let’s quickly update our key levels on the “big three” US Stock Market indexes. We’ll start with the S&P 500 with clear level planning: Price once again rallied strongly away from the 2,065 target which is the rising 200 day SMA. The initial target – achieved in a single day [...]
US stocks move higher in early trade as investors eye policy statement from Federal Reserve.
Here it is. The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee is expected to release its latest monetary policy decision at the top of the hour. Expectations are for the Fed to do nothing, keeping the benchmark interest rate pegged...Show More Summary
The multiple factors determining future moves of the US Federal Reserve on monetary policy suggest the chances for a September hike are 50%, however, the regulator might not wish to announce it to the public today.
More than seven years ago, the Federal Reserve put its benchmark interest rate close to zero, as a way to bolster the economy. But that policy is about to change.