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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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  • Fed raises rates for second time in 2018

    Here’s what committee projects for remainder of year
    The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. The FOMC also released its dot-plot chart, showing a glimpse at how many more rate hikes could be expected for the rest of the year and beyond.
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  • Could U.S., North Korea summit sway Fed rate hike decision?

    Investors unimpressed by summit results
    With investors watching under a microscope, the Federal Reserve is set to announce its decision on a June increase to the federal funds rate on Wednesday at the conclusion of its meeting. While economists still expect the Fed to raise rates, what Fed members will say about their monetary policy and outlook for the remainder of 2018 is yet to be seen.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ben Carson backtracks on plan to raise rents for poor

    Plus what to expect in world economy’s most important week
    HUD released a plan in April that HUD Secretary Ben Carson says will push millions of low-income households toward self-sufficiency. Now, he could be pulling back from that proposed plan. Also, here’s everything you need to know about the most important week of the year for the world economy.
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  • Billionaire says new global financial crisis brewing

    Italy to become the next Brexit?
    Is the world on the verge of another major financial crisis? One billionaire warns that could very well be the case. Billionaire George Soros, one of the world’s most successful investors, says as the dollar surges and a capital flight ensues from emerging markets, the world could be facing another major financial crisis.
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  • 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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