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  • President Trump 'not happy' with Fed hiking interest rates

    Mortgage rates keep inching higher, as well
    President Donald Trump is giving the Federal Reserve grief over interest rate hikes once again, but Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell isn't paying him any mind. Meanwhile, mortgage rates are continuing to inch higher, higher today than in the last seven years, actually.
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  • Federal Reserve hikes interest rates again

    As expected, the Federal Reserve pushed rates up an additional .25% to stymie inflation
    The Federal Reverse raised interest rates for the third time this year, pushing rates up by .25% to 2.25%. Strong economic growth and a booming job market have led to the eighth rate hike since 2015, as the Fed tries to rein in the acceleration of inflation.
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  • Powell defends Fed’s approach to monetary policy

    Expects to continue raising interest rates
    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell defended the Fed’s current approach to monetary policy in a speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on Friday. In his speech, he outlined the current state of the U.S. economy and expressed his view that, for now, rate hikes will likely continue.
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  • FOMC minutes confirm September interest rate hike is highly likely

    Unsure of policy toward major trade disputes
    The Federal Reserve released its minutes Wednesday for its July 31 to August 1 meeting, where it unanimously voted to keep the federal funds target the same at 1.75% to 2%. Now, minutes from the meeting all but solidify the chances of a rate hike at the September meeting this year. But one dark cloud hung over the optimistic view of the economy.
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  • FOMC reveals positive outlook of economic conditions

    But elects to hold off on rate hike in July
    The Federal Reserve held its meeting on the current state of the U.S. economy, where it elected not to raise interest rates during its July 31 to August 1 meeting. But despite its decision not to raise rates, the FOMC gave a positive outlook of the U.S. economy, listing the positive economic trends members continue to see.
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  • Fed still expected to raise rates after criticism from Trump

    Market looking for 2 more increases in 2018
    Despite recent criticism of the rising interest rate environment, the Federal Reserve is still expected to raise rates twice more in 2018. And while the Fed is unlikely to raise interest rates during its July meeting, experts explain it is still on track for two more rate hikes in 2018.
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  • Mounting trade tensions threaten interest rates

    Experts say could slow global growth
    Mounting trade tensions could soon begin to threaten interest rates as President Donald Trump and key trading allies in Europe and other regions increase trade tariffs. As trade tensions worsen, the Bank for International Settlements said there are already signs that “the ratcheting up of rhetoric” is weighing on investment.
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  • Expert: Fed will cut interest rates in 2020

    But expect 4 more rate hikes before then
    Most experts are expecting a total of four rate hikes in 2018, followed by two or three more in 2019. In 2020, however, that could all change. One expert predicted that not only could the economy slow, but the Fed will even cut interest rates in 2020.
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