Items Tagged with 'minutes'


  • Fed changes tune on raising interest rates this year

    Minutes reveal more dovish approach
    The Federal Reserve has been forecasting an average two to four interest rate hikes in 2018, however the minutes from its latest meeting reveal a more dovish approach. As the Fed raises concerns over recent trade tariffs, the chances of there being four rate hikes in 2018 falls.
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  • Tax reform could cause Fed to speed up rate hikes

    Fed minutes show most on board with raising federal funds rate
    Minutes released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve showed that the Federal Open Markets Committee could move at a quicker pace due to tax reform. While the Fed forecasts a median growth of 2.5% in 2018, the minutes showed most members will raise their expectations due to tax reform.
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  • Time to say goodbye to the Federal Funds rate?

    Fed minutes hint at the possibility
    The minutes from the recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee reinforce the possibility of a rate hike in December. The minutes also show talk of a different kind of change that could be on the way. FOMC members actually talked about the possibility of doing away with the federal-funds rate. Here’s what they suggest could replace it.
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  • FOMC: Tapering not stopping anytime soon

    Another $10 billion cut
    Although the first half of 2014 began with a slow start, there is still strength in the broader economy, with the committee likely to reduce the pace of asset purchases in further measured steps at future meetings.
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  • FOMC 2008 minutes in or out of touch?

    Carrington Holding Company Executive Vice President and Managing Director Chris Whalen digs into the release of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes, explaining just how in touch or out of touch the Fed was with the market.
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