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Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady
The Federal Reserve acknowledged a faltering pace of U.S. economic recovery and renewed its vow to hold benchmark interest rates exceptionally low for an extended period.
6/23/2010 2:28:31 PM
Fed Sees Further and Gradual Rate Hikes as Appropriate
The economy is strong, inflation is near the 2 percent objective, and most people who want a job are finding one, Fed Chair Powell said at the Jackson Hole symposium, suggesting the Fed is likely to raise rates again next month.
Published on 2018-08-24
Fed Shows Concerns Over Trade War
Fed officials expect GDP growth to slow from its second-quarter rate but to remain strong, although ongoing trade disputes remain an important source of uncertainty and risks, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. The Fed also signaled it will likely raise rates next month.
Published on 2018-08-22
Fed Leaves Rates Steady
The Federal Reserve kept the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.75 percent to 2 percent during its August 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen and economic activity has been rising at a strong rate, suggesting a rate hike at its next meeting in September is likely.
Published on 2018-08-01
Fed Sees Intensified Risks Around Trade Policy
Fed officials reaffirmed their commitment to gradually raising rates but noted that uncertainty and risks associated with trade policy had intensified, which could eventually have negative effects on business sentiment and investment spending, minutes of the Fed's June meeting showed.
Published on 2018-07-05
Fed Hikes Rates
The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of between 1.75 percent and 2 percent during its June meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Policymakers projected two additional hikes by the end of this year, compared to one previously estimated.
Published on 2018-06-13
Fed Signals Next Rate Hike Soon, June on the Table
It will soon be appropriate for the Fed to raise rates if incoming information broadly confirms the current economic outlook, minutes from the last FOMC meeting showed, pointing to a rate hike at the June meeting. Policymakers also said that a temporary period of inflation above 2 percent would still be consistent with the Committee's objective.
Published on 2018-05-23
Fed Leaves Rates on Hold
The Federal Reserve left its target range for the federal funds rate steady at 1.5-1.75 percent during its May 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen, economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate and both inflation and core inflation have moved close to 2%, suggesting a June rate hike is on the table.
Published on 2018-05-02
Fed Sees Stronger Economy and Inflation
The outlook for the economy strengthened and inflation is expected to move up in coming months, minutes from the last FOMC meeting showed. Almost all officials agreed that a gradual tightening remains appropriate while some participants see a slightly steeper path of rate hikes. The Federal Reserve also mentioned the prospect of retaliatory trade actions by other countries as well as other issues and uncertainties associated with trade policies as downside risks for the economy.
Published on 2018-04-11
Fed Hikes Interest Rates as Expected
The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.5-1.75 percent during its March 2018 meeting, in line with market expectations, saying the economic outlook has strengthened in recent months. Also, the Fed raised its growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 and projections pointed to an extra rate increase in 2019.
Published on 2018-03-21
Fed Remains On Course For More Rate Hikes
The Federal Reserve remains on course for more interest rate hikes despite the stimulus of tax cuts and government spending and market volatility, New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a prepared remarks released early by the House Financial Service committee. The job market remains robust, consumer spending is solid and wage growth is accelerating, the chairman emphasized.
Published on 2018-02-27
Stronger Outlook Points to Further Rate Hikes: Fed Minutes
The rate of economic growth in 2018 is expected to exceed the FOMC's estimates and labor market conditions are set to strengthen further over the medium term, raising the likelihood that further gradual policy firming would be appropriate, minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed.
Published on 2018-02-21
Fed Leaves Rates Steady
The Federal Reserve kept its target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 1.25-1.5 percent on January 31st 2018 but signaled a rate hike in March is on the table. Policymakers said inflation is seen rising this year and economic conditions are expected to evolve in a manner that will warrant further gradual increases in the federal funds rate.
Published on 2018-01-31
Fed Sees Tax Bill Impact as Uncertain
Fed officials expect the tax legislation to boost growth although the magnitude of the effects remains uncertain, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Last month, the Fed raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5 percent as expected. Most participants reiterated their support for continuing a gradual tightening, noting that this approach helped to balance risks to growth and inflation.
Published on 2018-01-03
Fed Hikes Interest Rates as Expected
The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5 percent during its December 2017 meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. The central bank has forecast three rate hikes in 2018.
Published on 2017-12-13
December Rate Hike Becomes More Likely Despite Inflation Worries
The Federal Reserve said the US labor market had continued to strengthen and economic activity had been rising solidly despite hurricane-related disruptions. Several policymakers still consider appropriate to raise the federal funds rate in the near term if the economy stays on track despite concerns regarding persistently low inflation.
Published on 2017-11-22
Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its November 2017 meeting as widely expected. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen and economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions, suggesting the December rate hike is still on the table.
Published on 2017-11-01
December Rate Rise on the Table Despite Weak Inflation
Several Fed policymakers thought that another increase in the target range later this year was likely to be warranted if the medium-term outlook remained broadly unchanged, despite worries about the risk of stubbornly low inflation, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed.
Published on 2017-10-11
Fed Should Be Wary of Moving too Gradually
Inflation uncertainty supports gradual hikes in the federal funds rate, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech at the NABE meeting, suggesting another rate hike this year is still on the table. Chair Yellen also added that the outlook is uncertain and some key assumptions underlying employment and inflation could be wrong. Thus, a revised assessment could lead to an easier policy path.
Published on 2017-09-26
Fed To Start Reducing Balance Sheet in October
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its September 2017 meeting as widely expected. Policymakers kept forecasts for another rate hike this year and expect a higher GDP growth while core PCE inflation is seen lower. In addition, the central bank announced it will begin reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October.
Published on 2017-09-20
Fed Policymakers Divided Over Stimulus Unwind
Several Fed policymakers were prepared to announce a start date for the shrinking of the US central bank’s balance sheet at the latest rate-setting meeting, but most preferred to wait for additional information on the economic outlook and developments potentially affecting financial markets, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed.
Published on 2017-08-16
Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its July 2017 meeting and said it will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio relatively soon. The committee considered near-term risks to the economic outlook as roughly balanced, but said it will closely monitor inflation.
Published on 2017-07-26
Fed to Go Ahead With Gradual Rate Hikes
The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace although uncertainty persists about low inflation and fiscal and government policies, prepared remarks from Yellen's testimony to Congress showed. As a result, the Fed is likely to start reducing its balance sheet this year and gradually hike funds rate.
Published on 2017-07-12
Fed Ready To Reduce Its Balance Sheet Soon
The Federal Reserve is ready to start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion asset portfolio within a couple of months and the effect of such normalization on financial markets is expected to be limited, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Policymakers viewed the recent softer inflation as temporary, mainly reflecting idiosyncratic factors. The Fed last raised the target range for the federal funds rate by 25bps to 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its June 2017 meeting.
Published on 2017-07-05
Fed Raises Rate To 1.25%
The Federal Reserve raised the target range for its federal funds rate by 25bps to 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its June 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers kept forecasts for three rate hikes this year while increasing growth projections and lowering inflation expectations. In addition, details on how the central bank will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio were also provided.
Published on 2017-06-14
Fed June Rate Hike Is Still On The Table
Another increase in the federal funds rate would be appropriate soon, proven that recent growth slowdown is only transitory, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Fed officials also discussed strategies to start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio.
Published on 2017-05-24
Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate steady at 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its May 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the labor market has continued to strengthen despite a slowdown in economic activity during the first quarter, seen as transitory.
Published on 2017-05-03
Fed Likely To Reduce Balance Sheet This Year
Further increases in the federal funds rate would continue and a cut in the $4.5 trillion in bonds the central bank holds would be appropriate later this year if the economy continues to perform as expected, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed.
Published on 2017-04-05
Fed Raises Key Rate To 1%
The Federal Reserve raised the target range for its federal funds by 25bps to 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its March 2017 meeting. The decision came in line with market expectations as the labor market strengthened and economic activity continued to expand at a moderate pace, policymakers said. Interest rate forecasts point to another two rate hikes this year, the same as in the December projection.
Published on 2017-03-15
Fed Likely To Raise Rates In March
A further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate at the March meeting if employment and inflation continue to evolve in line with expectations, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech in Chicago, further raising expectations of a rate hike in two weeks.
Published on 2017-03-03
Fed May Raise Rates Soon
Many Fed officials said it might be appropriate to raise rates again fairly soon, depending on incoming data for labour market and inflation, minutes from FOMC meeting held on January 31-February 1 showed. However, policymakers emphasized uncertainty regarding fiscal policies and showed concerns over the dollar appreciation.
Published on 2017-02-22
Fed Might Raise Rates Relatively Soon
The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace and wait too long to raise rates would be unwise, Fed Chair Yellen said in prepared remarks to the Congress. However, the economic outlook and fiscal policy face uncertainty and monetary policy is not on a preset course thus any changes will depend on incoming data, Fed Chair added.
Published on 2017-02-14
Fed Leaves Rates On Hold
The Federal Reserve kept the target range for its federal funds steady at 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent during its February 2017 meeting, in line with market expectations and following a 25bps hike in December. Policymakers noted the improvement in business and consumer confidence and the rise in consumer prices and said near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced.
Published on 2017-02-01
Fed Shows Concerns Over Fiscal Policy Uncertainty
The Federal Reserve might need to raise rates faster than previously anticipated as the "undershooting” of the unemployment rate might help return inflation to the 2 percent target. Policymakers emphasized their uncertainty about the timing, size, and composition of any future fiscal and other economic policy initiatives, minutes from FOMC meeting held on December 13-14 showed. The Fed last hiked the target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to between 0.50 percent and 0.75 percent in December.
Published on 2017-01-04
Fed Raises Rates
The Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate by 25 basis points to between 0.50 percent and 0.75 percent during its December 2016 meeting, as widely expected. The policymakers also projected a three quarter-point increases for 2017, up from two previously two.
Published on 2016-12-14
Fed Says Case for Rate Hike Strengthened
Federal Reserve policymakers consider the case for a rate hike continued to strengthen and that it would be appropriate to raise rates relatively soon, depending on further evidence of progress on inflation and employment, minutes from FOMC meeting held on November 1-2 showed.
Published on 2016-11-23
Fed Might Raise Rates Relatively Soon
The case for a rate hike has strengthen as the economy appears on track to expand at a moderate pace sufficient to generate further strengthening in labor market and a return of inflation to the 2 percent objective over the next couple of years, Fed Chair Yellen said in a prepared remarks to Congress's Joint Economic Committee.
Published on 2016-11-17
Fed Leaves Rates Steady
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the seventh time during its November 2016 meeting, saying the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up. Policymakers also added that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen.
Published on 2016-11-02
Fed Continues to Leave 2016 Rate Hike Option Open
Fed's decision to leave the target for the federal funds rate on hold in September was a close call and policymakers generally agreed that the case for a rate hike had strengthened in recent months, minutes from FOMC meeting held on September 20-21st showed.
Published on 2016-10-12
Fed Keeps Rates on Hold
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the sixth time during its September 2016 meeting. Policymakers said that the case for a rate hike has strengthened but decided, for the time being, to wait for further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives. Three out of ten members voted for a rate hike.
Published on 2016-09-21
Yellen Leaves 2016 Rate Hike Option Open
The US economy continues to expand and the case for raising the interest rate has strengthened in recent months, Fed Chair Yelllen said in a speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium, suggesting a rate hike this year is still on the table.
Published on 2016-08-26
Fed Leaves 2016 Rate Hike Option Open
Fed policymakers considered that near-term risks to the US outlook had diminished although the UK vote to leave the EU and other developments abroad still impart uncertainty. As a result, Fed officials decided to leave policy options open and maintain the flexibility to adjust rates based on incoming information, thus leaving the door open for a rate hike this year, minutes from FOMC meeting held on July 26-27th showed.
Published on 2016-08-17
Fed Leaves Rates on Hold
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the fifth time during its July 2016 meeting. Policymakers said that the labor market strengthened and near-term risks to growth decreased, suggesting a rate hike is still possible this year although dependent on incoming economic data.
Published on 2016-07-27
Fed Shows Concerns Over Brexit Risks
Fed policymakers decided to wait for additional labor market data and the impact of upcoming referendum in the United Kingdom on global financial markets before rising the rates, minutes from FOMC meeting held on June 14-15th showed.
Published on 2016-07-06
Fed To Remain Cautious in Hiking Rates
A cautious approach to monetary policy remains appropriate amid a hiring slowdown and uncertain economic outlook, Fed Chair Yellen said in a testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.
Published on 2016-06-21
Fed Leaves Rates on Hold
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the fourth time during its June 2016 meeting. Yet, future rate assessment suggests policymakers still expect two interest-rate hikes this year. GDP growth forecasts were lowered for 2016 and 2017.
Published on 2016-06-15
Yellen Shows Confidence on US Economy
The economic expansion in the US is expected to continue, with the labor market improving further, GDP growing moderately and inflation moving up to 2 percent over the next couple of years, despite disappointing Friday's labor market report, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech at The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. The current monetary policy stance is generally appropriate, in that it is providing support to the economy although the federal funds rate will probably need to rise gradually over time, Fed Chair added.
Published on 2016-06-06
Fed Keeps Open Possibility of June Rate Hike
The Federal Reserve opened up the option of raising short-term interest rates at their next meeting based on how the incoming data and developments shaped their outlook for the labor market and inflation, minutes from April FOMC meeting showed. Policymakers agreed that the risks associated with global developments had diminished and that labor market conditions had improved further even as growth in economic activity had appeared to slow.
Published on 2016-05-18
Fed Leaves Rates on Hold
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the third time during its April 2016 meeting. Policymakers said labor market conditions improved but economic activity appears to have slowed although concerns regarding risks from global economic and financial developments to the US economy eased.
Published on 2016-04-27
Fed Shows Concerns Over Global Risks
The Federal Reserve expects the US economy to expand at a moderate pace and labor market indicators to strengthen although global economic and financial developments continue to pose risks, minutes from March FOMC meeting showed.
Published on 2016-04-06
Fed Yellen Cautious on Interest Rates
It is appropriate for the Federal Reserve to proceed cautiously in adjusting interest rates due to uncertain growth and inflation outlook and markets turbulence, Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech at the Economic Club of New York. Fed Chair also added that achieving employment and inflation goals are likely to require a somewhat lower path for the federal funds rate than was anticipated in December.
Published on 2016-03-29
Fed Leaves Rates Steady
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the second time during its FOMC meeting held in March 2016. Policymakers said economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace but lowered GDP growth and inflation estimates for this year.
Published on 2016-03-16
Federal Reserve Sees Increased Risks for US
The Federal Reserve discussed increasing the target range of its benchmark interest rate last month but concluded that data on spending and production had been disappointing and developments in commodity and financial markets as well as the possibility of a significant weakening of some foreign economies had the potential to further restrain domestic economic activity, minutes from January FOMC meeting showed.
Published on 2016-02-17
Fed Yellen Shows Concerns Over Financial Conditions
Tighter financial conditions and foreign developments could weigh down on the United States growth outlook, Fed Yellen said on Wednesday in prepared testimony to Congress, reinforcing interest rates will be raised only gradually and any change will be data dependent.
Published on 2016-02-10
Fed Leaves Funds Rate on Hold
The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent during its FOMC meeting held in January 2016, following last month’s hike. Policymakers reinforced they expect interest rates to be raised only gradually but said they are monitoring the impacts of global economic and financial developments on US outlook.
Published on 2016-01-27
Fed Raises Concerns Over Inflation, Hikes Rates
The Federal Reserve raised the range of its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent last month but concerns about prolonged low inflation persist, minutes from December FOMC meeting showed. Policymakers said they will carefully monitor actual and expected progress toward inflation goal in deciding for further rate adjustments.
Published on 2016-01-06
Fed Raises Key Rate for 1st Time in 9 Years
The Federal Reserve raised the range of its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent on December 16th 2015, saying there has been considerable improvement in labor market conditions and that he's reasonably confident that inflation will rise, over the medium term, to its 2 percent objective. However, policymakers said the federal funds rate is likely to remain, for some time, below long run levels, suggesting only gradual increases in the future, depending on incoming economic data.
Published on 2015-12-16
Fed Yellen Shows Confidence in US Economy
Economic and financial data received since last FOMC meeting has been in line with forecasts and economic growth is expected to be sufficient to achieve labor-market improvement and higher inflation, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech at the Economic Club of Washington, suggesting the Fed is on track to raise rates in December. However, Fed Chair also said new economic data received until next meeting will be assessed.
Published on 2015-12-02
Fed Likely to Hike Rates in December
US Federal Reserve may start raising rates in December, provided that unanticipated shocks do not affect the economic outlook, incoming data continue to show improvement in the labour market and inflation returns to target, minutes of the meeting held in October showed.
Published on 2015-11-18
Fed December Rate Hike Still Possible
The US economy is performing well and it would be appropriate to adjust rates in the December meeting, if incoming economic data supports it, the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated in her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington.
Published on 2015-11-04
Fed Holds Rates Steady, Leaves Door Open for Hike
The Federal Reserve policymakers left the door open to an increase in rates as they dropped previous warnings about the risks global financial and economic developments were posing to the US economy. The Fed also said although there had been a slowing in the pace of job growth, solid gains were seen in US household spending and investment.
Published on 2015-10-28
Fed Shows Concerns Over Global Economy
Federal Reserve policymakers worried recent global and financial market developments might restrain economic activity in the US. Although their outlook had not materially altered, the committee decided to wait for additional information confirming it had not deteriorated before raising rates, minutes of the meeting held last month showed.
Published on 2015-10-08
Fed Rate Hike Still Possible this Year
An initial increase in the federal funds rate later this year would still be appropriate, depending on economic data, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech at the University of Massachusetts.
Published on 2015-09-24
Fed Leaves Funds Rate on Hold in September
The Federal Reserve left its target range for the fed funds rate unchanged at 0 to 0.25 percent on September 17th, 2015, showing concerns that recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity and put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term.
Published on 2015-09-17
Fed on Course to Raise Rates Soon
Federal Reserve policymakers confirmed that conditions for the first rate hike had not yet been met but are approaching, as the labour market improves while inflation remains well below target, minutes of the meeting held last month showed.
Published on 2015-08-19
Fed Remains On Course To Lift Rates in 2015
Rates will be raised when further improvements in the labor market occur, the Federal Reserve said during the meeting held on July 29th. Highlighting that is confident inflation will move back to its 2 percent objective over the medium term.
Published on 2015-07-29
Yellen Says US Outlook Remains Favorable
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the outlook for the US economy is favorable, signaling once again the Fed may start raising rates this year. However, Yellen showed concerns over the Greek crisis and the Chinese slowdown which pose risks to the US outlook, prepared statement for the Congressional Testimony showed.
Published on 2015-07-15
Fed Likely to Raise Rates this Year
The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Fed to raise interest rates at some point later this year but stressed the labour market hasn’t fully recovered yet while inflation remains low.
Published on 2015-07-10
Fed Shows Concerns over Greece and China
Fed officials needed more evidence from the strengthening of the US economy before raising rates, while noticing risks arising from the Greek crisis and the Chinese slowdown, minutes of the meeting held last month showed.
Published on 2015-07-08
Fed Will Hike Rates by the End of 2015
The Federal Reserve left its target range for the fed funds rate at 0 to 0.25 percent, as expected, but the lawmakers indicated that U.S. economy is growing strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of the year.
Published on 2015-06-17
Fed Likely to Raise Rates in 2015
The Federal Reserve is likely to start raising interest rates this year as the U.S. economy seems well positioned for continued growth, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday.
Published on 2015-05-22
Fed June Rate Rise Is Unlikely
Some Fed officials believed it would be too early to raise interest rates in June even though a first quarter economic slowdown was unlikely to persist, minutes of the meeting held last month showed.
Published on 2015-05-20
Fed Pushes Back Expectations of Rate Hike
The US recovery has lost momentum during the winter months and the pace of hiring has moderated, the Federal Reserve said in a statement released on April 29th, reinforcing expectations that rates would be kept near zero at next meeting in June or longer.
Published on 2015-04-29
Fed Signals Slower Pace of Rises
The Federal Reserve kept the interest rate at 0.25 percent during the meeting held on March 18th but dropped the pledge to be patient on rate rise thus opening the possibility of higher borrowing costs as early as June.
Published on 2015-03-18
Fed Flexible with Time of Rates Hike
Federal Reserve is prepared to consider interest rate hikes on a meeting by meeting basis, if economic conditions continue to improve, Chair Janet Yellen said in a testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.
Published on 2015-02-24
Fed Worried About Hiking Rates Too Soon
Federal Reserve policymakers expressed concern that raising interest rates too soon could hamper U.S. economic recovery and were debating changes to policy tools when the rates would be increased, the January FOMC minutes showed.
Published on 2015-02-18
Fed to Remain Patient in Hiking Rates
The Federal Reserve on January 28th repeated that it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates. The policymakers also boosted its assessment of the economy and labor market despite lower inflation expectations and turmoil in other markets around the world.
Published on 2015-01-28
Fed Unlikely to Raise Rates Before April
Fed policymakers agreed that interest rates are unlikely to rise for at least the next couple of meetings, minutes from FOMC last meeting showed. While the timing of the first rate hike depends on the strength of economic data, the panel said it will be “patient” to begin the normalization process.
Published on 2015-01-07
Fed May Hike Rates By the Middle of 2015
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday dropped a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time" sending a signal that it was on track to raise the borrowing cost sometime next year.
Published on 2014-12-17
Fed Raises Concerns Over Low Inflation
Minutes from Fed’s last meeting showed policymakers were concerned about a possible downward shift in longer-term inflation expectations in the wake of lower growth. Also, it was an easy decision for the committee to end quantitative easing, although one member did not support it.
Published on 2014-11-19
Fed Ends QE
The Federal Reserve decided on October 29th to end its asset purchase program and signaled a rate hike may occur sooner than anticipated if inflation and employment improve further.
Published on 2014-10-29
Fed Raises Concerns Over Strong Dollar
Minutes from Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed policymakers are concerned about recent dollar appreciation and the effects it might have on growth and inflation. FOMC minutes also highlighted divergences among the Committee’s language and the risk of a market misunderstanding.
Published on 2014-10-08
US Fed Renews Zero Interest Rate Pledge
The Federal Reserve confirmed its commitment to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after asset purchases are completed and said the economy is expanding at a moderate pace and inflation is below its goal.
Published on 2014-09-17
Fed May Rise Rates Sooner Than Expected
In a speech during the Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Fed Chair Janet Yellen brought the possibility of raising interest rates earlier than anticipated if progress in the labor market continued or if inflation moves up more rapidly.
Published on 2014-08-22
Fed Exit Strategy May Occur Sooner Than Anticipated
US Federal Reserve officials said that tightening of monetary policy may happen sooner than expected and would give warning on any changes well before interest rates rise, according to minutes of its last policy meeting.
Published on 2014-08-20
US Fed Cuts Bond Buying Program to $25 Billion
During the meeting held on July 30th, US Federal Open Market Committee reduced monthly asset purchases by another $10 Billion and said slack in the labor market persists even as the economy is improving.
Published on 2014-07-30
Yellen Warns on Uncertain Economic Outlook
During semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress, Fed Chairman Yellen signaled that interest rates can rise earlier or later than anticipated as considerable uncertainty surrounds projections for growth, unemployment and inflation.
Published on 2014-07-15
Fed Likely to End Stimulus in October
Minutes from its June meeting showed the Federal Reserve plans to end its bond-buying program in October, if the economy progresses as the central bank expects.
Published on 2014-07-09
US Fed Cuts Bond Buying Program Further
At its June 18th meeting, The US Federal Reserve pared monthly asset buying to $35 billion, its fifth straight $10 billion cut. The central bank also cut its 2014 GDP growth forecasts from around 2.9 percent to between 2.1 to 2.3 percent.
Published on 2014-06-18
Yellen Raises Concerns over Housing Market
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen gave her assessment of the US economic outlook in a testimony before Congress, saying the economy was still in need of lots of support from the central bank. Yellen cited the slowdown in the housing market, geopolitical tensions and a return of financial stress in emerging markets as risks to growth.
Published on 2014-05-07
Fed Trims Bond Buying Further
At its April 30th meeting, US Federal Reserve pared monthly asset buying to $45 billion, its fourth straight $10 billion cut and said the economy is gaining momentum as consumers spend more.
Published on 2014-04-30
FED Cuts Bond Buying Program and Changes Forward Guidance
At its March 19th meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to drop the 6.5 percent unemployment threshold and pledged it would rely on a wide range of measures in deciding when to raise interest rates. The Fed also announced a further $10 billion cut in its monthly bond purchases.
Published on 2014-03-19
Yellen Confirms Fed to Keep Trimming Stimulus
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen pledged to maintain her predecessor’s policies by scaling back stimulus in “measured steps” and pledged that only a domestic slowdown will influence US monetary policy.
Published on 2014-02-11
Fed Cuts QE to $65 Billion
The U.S. Federal Reserve on January 29th announced a further $10 billion reduction in its monthly bond purchases sticking to its plan for a gradual withdrawal of unprecedented easing policy.
Published on 2014-01-29
US Fed Cuts Bond Buying Program
The US Federal Reserve said it would reduce its monthly asset purchases by $10 billion to total $75 billion on December 18th. The Committee also confirmed its key interest rate would stay close to zero “well past the time that the unemployment rate declines below 6.5 per cent”.
Published on 2013-12-18
Fed Leaves Bond Buying Program Unchanged
Federal Reserve extended its support for a slowing U.S. economy on October 30th and decided to keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month for the time being.
Published on 2013-10-30
Fed to Keep Bond Buying Stimulus
The U.S. Federal Reserve said on September 18th that it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace. Most Fed policymakers projected the first official interest rate hike will come in 2015.
Published on 2013-09-18
US Fed Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged
The U.S. Federal Reserve said on July 31st the economy continues to recover but is still in need of support and decided to keep $85 billion bond buying pace.
Published on 2013-07-31
US Federal Reserve Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged
The U.S. Federal Reserve said on June 19th, it would keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month. Yet, the central bank hinted it could end stimulus program next year if forecasts for the country's economic recovery are correct and unemployment rate is below 6.5 percent.
Published on 2013-06-20
Fed Keeps Rates and Strategy
U.S. Federal Reserve produced no surprises on May 1st, continuing its asset-purchase program and maintaining its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25%.
Published on 2013-05-01
Fed Keeps Rates and Strategy
U.S. Federal Reserve produced no surprises on March 20th, affirming that it would plow ahead with its efforts to stimulate the economy even as it hailed “a return to moderate economic growth following a pause late last year.”
Published on 2013-03-20
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Average Weekly Hours
Challenger Job Cuts
Continuing Jobless Claims
Employment Cost Index
Full Time Employment
Initial Jobless Claims
Labor Force Participation Rate
Living Wage Family
Living Wage Individual
Long Term Unemployment Rate
Non Farm Payrolls
Nonfarm Payrolls Private
Part Time Employment
Retirement Age Men
Retirement Age Women
Wages High Skilled
Wages in Manufacturing
Wages Low Skilled
Youth Unemployment Rate
Consumer Price Index CPI
Core Consumer Prices
Core Inflation Rate
Core Pce Price Index
Core Producer Prices
CPI Housing Utilities
Inflation Rate Mom
Pce Price Index
Producer Prices Change
Banks Balance Sheet
Central Bank Balance Sheet
Foreign Bond Investment
Foreign Exchange Reserves
Loans to Private Sector
Money Supply M0
Money Supply M1
Money Supply M2
Private Debt to GDP
Balance of Trade
Crude Oil Production
Current Account to GDP
Exports by Category
Exports by Country
Foreign Direct Investment
Imports by Category
Imports by Country
Net Long Term Tic Flows
Terms of Trade
Government Budget Value
Government Debt to GDP
Government Spending To Gdp
API Crude Oil Stock Change
Changes in Inventories
Chicago Fed National Activity Index
Crude Oil Rigs
Crude Oil Stocks Change
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index
Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation
Ease of Doing Business
Factory Orders Ex Transportation
Gasoline Stocks Change
Industrial Production Mom
Ism New York Index
Leading Economic Index
Natural Gas Stocks Change
NFIB Business Optimism Index
Non Manufacturing PMI
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index
Total Vehicle Sales
Bank Lending Rate
Chain Store Sales
Disposable Personal Income
Economic Optimism Index
Households Debt To Gdp
Private Sector Credit
Retail Sales Ex Autos
Retail Sales MoM
Retail Sales YoY
Case Shiller Home Price Index
Existing Home Sales
Home Ownership Rate
Nahb Housing Market Index
New Home Sales
Pending Home Sales
Corporate Tax Rate
Personal Income Tax Rate
Sales Tax Rate
Social Security Rate
Social Security Rate For Companies
Social Security Rate For Employees
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