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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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Bank of America finds the housing recovery hard to believe

Analysts say mortgage numbers are awful
Jacob Gaffney
The housing recovery may not continue, they indicate, if the Federal Reserve continues to pull back on its purchase of mortgage-backed securities and decides to raise rates sooner-than-later.
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Fed votes to continue taper, lowers growth expectations

Drops forward guidance, adopts hazier qualitative guidance
Trey Garrison and Brena Swanson
In a near unanimous vote, the Federal Open Market Committee of the central bank elected to continue the taper program of quantitative easing started at the end of 2013 under the former Fed Chair.
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Fed taper continues, acquisition cuts go deeper

FOMC pulls back another $10 billion in monthy purchases
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes reveal the Federal Reserve will continue to taper monthly asset purchases, reducing its acquisitions by another $10 billion per month.
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Ben Bernanke begins his final FOMC meeting

Market awaits news of further tapering
HousingWire Staff
Stocks are mostly up and projected to break a five-session skid as investors await the outcome of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s last Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
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Fed officials stay cautious in shifting market

FOMC minutes reveal careful pace of bond purchases
Brena Swanson
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting paint a promising picture for America’s housing market even though members remain cautious heading into the future.
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Ben Bernanke reminds us he inherited this economic mess

Helicopter Ben's swansong speech modest, and rightly so
Trey Garrison
Outgoing Fed Chair Ben Bernanke gave a cautiously optimistic speech, patting himself on the back but not too hard and reminding everyone the downturn started before he took office in 2006. Symbolism abounded and promises of more easing was pleasing to markets.
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Blurred vision: The Fed readies the beginning of the end

With QE tapering off, what's next for mortgage markets?
Jacob Gaffney
Well, the time finally arrived. Mortgage industry analysts and housing finance experts are now talking about withdrawal — especially the Federal Reserve’s December decision to begin a $10 billion monthly taper, and eventually, from all things government. It’s the beginning of the end. And the taper came just in time for 2014, too.
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All I want this season, is an end to quantitative easing

A little Christmas humor for your holiday break
Trey Garrison
It's the Friday before Christmas, and it's likely your team is winding down for the holidays. Here's a little financial humor to jump start your weekend.
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