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FOMC: Economy expands at solid pace

Reaffirms target range for federal funds rate
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee’s minutes revealed that it will continue to maintain its present course since it continues to see strong progress in the economy.
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Fed minutes: “Housing sector generally remained slow”

Nation expands at moderate pace
Brena Swanson
Although the nation's economy is improving at a moderate pace, housing is struggling to keep up, as reports during the intermeeting period painted a less-than-hot market.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Homeowners and economy well positioned for 2015

New year's resolution to buy a home? Get tips here
Brena Swanson

The U.S. economy is well positioned as we head into the new year, and the benefits of the economic recovery are finally spreading to ordinary Americans.


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FOMC: Fed maintains federal funds rate

3 charts reveal the Fed’s economic projections
Brena Swanson
According to the latest Fed meeting, the current 0% to .25% target range for the federal funds rate will likely be appropriate for a considerable time following the end of its asset purchase program in October.
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FOMC: Federal funds rate changes directly tied to economic changes

Participants debate federal funds rate language
Brena Swanson
While the Federal Open Market Committee concluded the more than two-year-old asset purchase program at the end of October, the anticipated path of the federal funds rate is still up for debate.
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QE3 ends, how long until interest rates rise?

Hensarling: "The end of QE is good news"
Brena Swanson
The market expected the announcement of the end of quantitative easing Wednesday, putting an end to a more than two-year-old asset purchase program. Now the market is left to adjust for where the next step could potentially be.
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FOMC: Tapering is officially over

Economy expands at moderate pace
Brena Swanson
It’s over. The Federal Open Market Committee officially decided to conclude its two-year-old asset purchase program this month due to the substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market and strength in the broader economy. The Zero Interest Rate Policy, on the other hand, remains in full effect.
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Greenspan: End of tapering will cause market turmoil

Will the Fed end QE?
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes are just minutes away from being revealed, potentially announcing the end to Quantitative Easing. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he doesn’t think the Fed can unwind years of extraordinary stimulus without causing turmoil in financial markets.
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What happened to the “taper tantrum?”

Mortgage yields recover from first QE announcements
Brena Swanson
When the Federal Reserve first announced the start of quantitative easing, the stock markets furiously reacted, becoming what is now referred to as the "taper tantrum." Fast forward more than half a year and where can this be seen in the market now?
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FOMC: Tapering quickly coming to a close

Tapers another $10 billion
Brena Swanson
Tapering is likely to end at the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting, according the latest September minutes. In the latest meeting, the committee decided to taper another $10 billion.
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