Items Tagged with 'Federal Open Market Committee'


FOMC minutes reveal when Fed may shrink balance sheet

Looks to happen sooner than markets expected
The Federal Open Markets Committee released minutes from its March meeting, showing it may shrink its balance sheet sooner than the market expected. Members didn’t give any specifics on how the reduction will occur, or even when, but did comment on a general time frame.
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Fed's Bullard says GSE reform could lead Fed to dump Fannie, Freddie holdings

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president on future of housing
While it's clear the Trump administration plans to move on GSE reform, what isn’t known yet is just what those plans will look like. Further, what impact will those plans put on the country’s financial system? One area where the Trump administration’s GSE plans could reverberate is on the Federal Reserve and its mortgage bond holdings.
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8 years and counting: Economy could set record with no recession in sight

FOMC could raise rates more than anticipated in 2017
The economy is currently enjoying its third longest period without a recession, and is well on its way to setting a new record. CUNA Mutual Group’s chief economist explains what economists are forecasting over the next two years, and why the FOMC’s decisions in 2017 could change everything.
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Fed does not raise interest rates in first meeting of 2017

First meeting since the Fed raised interest rates in December
In the first meeting of the year and also the first meeting since the FOMC last voted to raise interest rates, the Federal Open Market Committee unanimously voted to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate. After Wednesday’s meeting, there are now only seven scheduled FOMC meetings left for the year.
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