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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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Dick Bove: "Mortgage crisis by winter"

Who will fill in the financial vacuum?
Brena Swanson
The end of 2014 does not look good, according to banking analyst Dick Bove. "A toxic brew is bubbling in the housing market that will lead to a mortgage crisis by winter," Bove cautioned.
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Fed minutes: Tapering to end soon?

Cuts another $10 billion
Brena Swanson

"A range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources. Household spending appears to be rising moderately and business fixed investment is advancing, while the recovery in the housing sector remains slow," the minutes continued.


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Plosser speaks on FOMC dissent vote

Only president to vote no
Brena Swanson
Due to the clear progress the economy has made toward its long-term goals, the Philadelphia Fed president no longer believes the forward guidance language in the Fed statement is appropriate or warranted.
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FOMC tapers another $10 billion

Bond purchases nearly over as October approaches
Brena Swanson
The Federal Reserve decides to taper another $10 million in bond purchases. However, the FOMC cautioned that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources, with the recovery in the housing sector moving at a slow pace.
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Here’s why the week ahead will make or break housing and the economy

FOMC, initial 2Q GDP and jobs report will put the stamp on 2014
Trey Garrison
The best directions in the world won't help you get somewhere if you don't know where you are standing. We could do without the media spin on the economy and housing.
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Yellen: Economy uncertain, housing disappoints, and rate hikes are coming

Fed Chair sees little progress in housing metrics
Trey Garrison
The Federal Reserve may look at raising interest rates sooner than initially forecast, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen stressed again that there is considerable uncertainty about the nation’s economic outlook, and that the housing and housing finance industries continue to be troubled.
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Schumer: I’m going to encourage Yellen to be careful with interest rates

Democratic Senator wants to know when taper will end
Ben Lane
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is set to testify before the Senate committee on Tuesday and Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told MarketWatch what he plans to ask Yellen when she’s in the hot seat.
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FOMC considers ending taper in October

Members debate one final larger reduction
Brena Swanson
Veering away from its standard $10 billion a month reduction, the Federal Open Market Committee is considering one final reduction in bond purchases, meaning tapering would end in October.
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Bullard: Fed will raise rates in 1Q2015

Trey Garrison
St Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard says the central bank will raise interest rates in the first quarter of 2015, sooner than most analysts have predicted and well ahead of his more dovish fellow bankers are saying.
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