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Trump calls on Federal Reserve to lower interest rates

Wants return of quantitative easing
The Federal Reserve, which has increased interest rates numerous times in the last few years, recently signaled that it does not plan to increase interest rates any more for the remainder of this year. But if it was up to President Donald Trump, the Fed would be cutting interest rates instead.
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Federal Reserve raises interest rates for first time in 2018

Indicates two more rate hikes coming this year
As expected, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it is increasing the federal funds rate for the first time in 2018. Earlier this year, observers placed the likelihood of the Fed increasing rates by 25 basis points at the end of its March meeting at more than 75%. And Wednesday, that’s just what the Fed did.
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Fed continues to send signals on looming interest rate hike

So, what does it mean for the mortgage market?
It appears that the Federal Reserve is continuing its tact of jumping through as many hoops as possible to prepare the market for the potential of another rate hike. So, what happens to the mortgage market whenever the Fed actually does raise rates? Here are a few insights.
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As expected, Fed holds off interest-rate hike

‘Growth in economic activity appears to have slowed’
The Federal Open Market Committee elected not to increase the federal funds rate. Whereas the committee believes housing has improved further, inflation is running just a little behind its objective.
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Will Fed remain dovish, punt on interest-rate hike again?

Market analysts still look to second half of year for federal funds rate increase
During this week's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group that sets the benchmark interest rate for bank lending, there will undoubtedly be some discussion about raising the federal funds rate again, but discussion is about as far as it’s going to get, some analysts believe.
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What will the looming Fed rate hike do to housing?

Impact expected to be felt by first-time homebuyers
It’s now less than a week until the next meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, during which many analysts expect that the FOMC members will vote to raise the federal funds rate for the first time since June 2006. So what would be the impact of a Fed rate hike on housing?
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Fed’s Yellen to Congress: December ‘live possibility’ for interest rate hike

Cautions that no decision has been made
When the Federal Reserve announced last week that it would not be increasing the federal funds rate in November, speculation ran rampant on whether a rate hike would be coming after the next meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in December. Speaking Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee, Fed Chair Janet Yellen formalized that possibility.
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Just what is the Fed going to do about interest rates?

BofAML analysts still believe that rate hike is imminent; others call Fed “dithering”
After a week full of market volatility and upheaval, analysts from all sides are questioning what impact, if any, the events of the week are going to have on the Federal Open Markets Committee and the looming threat of rising interest rates. Here's all the consensus, with uniform opinion woefully lacking.
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