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The Federal Reserve Has Few Surprises in October 2019
The Federal Reserve did and said the expected a little earlier this afternoon and Wall Street largely shrugged its shoulders, thus far. Specifically, the lead bank, coming off back-to-back reductions in the federal funds rate this summer, just announced that it was cutting the target lending rate for a third time in 2019. Read more
The Federal Reserve Reduces Interest Rates Once More
In a widely telegraphed and, therefore, fully expected move, the Federal Reserve Board voted to reduce its federal funds rate target by another 25 basis points this afternoon. That was the second such rate cut in as many meetings and followed a decade in which there had been no reductions--only increases in 2017 and 2018. Read more
The Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates By 25 Basis Points in July 2019
The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reduced the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, or one-quarter of a percentage point a little earlier this afternoon, going from 2.25%-2.50% to 2.00%-2.25%. It was the first reduction in the funds rate in more than a decade. Read more
The Fed Holds Rates Steady And Sees No Cuts In 2019
The Federal Reserve, heretofore rather transparent, uncharacteristically surprised the Street with its monetary announcement a bit earlier this afternoon. Read more
The Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged in May 2019
The Federal Reserve has voted to leave the federal funds rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%. The vote, issued within the past hour, was unanimous. The Fed, which had been raising borrowing costs at regular intervals until this year, cited a lack of any inflationary pressure as justification for the latest monetary decision. Read more
The Beige Book Sees Slight-to-Moderate Economic Growth For The Country
The Beige Book, which provides an in-depth analysis of the nation's economic conditions, was released within the past hour and it detailed that the business expansion was still in place, with slight-to-moderate growth generally the rule. Overall, conditions were as they were at the time of our last Beige Book report six weeks ago, though some Districts reported a little strengthening. Read more
The Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged And Suggests No Rate Hikes in 2019
The Federal Reserve has adjourned its latest FOMC meeting and gave somewhat concerned investors something to cheer about as the lead bank suggested that it would not increase borrowing costs this year. Read more
The Federal Reserve Holds The Line On Interest Rates In The Latest FOMC Meeting
An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected this afternoon as it concluded its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. That is, it left its federal funds target rate as 2.25%-2.50%. Expectations had been overwhelming that the lead bank would opt to leave rates unchanged. Read more
The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For The Fourth Time in 2018
The Federal Reserve Board just announced that it was raising interest rates for a fourth time in 2018, a probability that some 70%, or more, of pundits had speculated would be the case at the outcome of the latest FOMC meeting. The latest Committee meeting adjourned at 2:00 (EST) this afternoon. The stock market, up almost 400 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average just before the announcement, immediately sold off sharply on the news--not because the central bank increased borrowing costs, but because it speculated that there would be two additional rate hikes in 2019.    
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The Federal Reserve Held The Line On Interest Rates This Afternoon
An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected earlier this afternoon and the stock market yawned. On point, the lead bank's FOMC meeting voted unanimously to keep the federal funds rate target unchanged at 2.25%. This was the penultimate Fed meeting of this year, with one more get together scheduled for next month. Read more
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