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FOMC: Federal fund rate remains unchanged, on track for 2015 increase

Housing sector shows some improvement
Brena Swanson
Once again, the Federal Open Market Committee has chosen to keep the current 0 to 1/4 percent target range for the federal funds rate, crushing any speculation that it would be raised in June.
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FOMC: Rates probably won't rise anytime soon

No extra information means little change expected
Brena Swanson
Before the FOMC will change the federal funds rate, it needs to see improvement in the labor market. And looking at the latest meeting minutes, this isn’t happening anytime soon.
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Ignore the rising interest rate alarms

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?
Brena Swanson
The latest report from the Federal Reserve sent the industry into panic mode since it eliminated the word “patient” from its outlook on interest rates. But before the industry starts to worry, Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American, explained how this idea is utterly wrong.
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FOMC: Federal funds rate stays the same

Committee clarifies wording
Brena Swanson
The pace of economic activity has moderated somewhat, according to the latest information from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes. The meeting noted that labor market conditions continued to improve, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.
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FOMC: Dropping the patient, but not impatient to raise rates

GDP is slowing; wage growth is sluggish
Trey Garrison
The Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it has dropped “patient” from its guidance, setting the stage for a rate hike in the second or third quarter. Here is the low-down.
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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

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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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