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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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  • Comeback kids: Is it time for the return of the joint-venture?

    Relaxing regulations and competitive market conditions could bring favor back to the JV
    The return of the joint venture might be nigh upon us. Last week, the Federal Reserve lifted its hand off of Flagstar Bancorp, terminating its Supervisory Agreement with the company. Could this be indicative of sea-change for the mortgage lending industry?
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  • Bloomberg: Trump taking shots at the Fed, again

    Trump publicly expresses displeasure with decision to increase interest rates
    President Donald Trump is back at it, taking shots at Federal Reserve Bank Chair Jerome Powell. Bloomberg reports that according to the three people present at a fundraising event in the Hamptons, Trump complained to wealthy Republican donors at a fundraiser in the Hamptons that Powell was raising interest rates.
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  • Federal Reserve fines Citigroup $8.6 million for mortgage document issues

    Employees allegedly signed documents without knowing what was in them
    A major U.S. bank is being fined over sloppy mortgage documentation practices and no, it’s not Wells Fargo. The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it fined CitiGroup $8.6 million over the “deficient execution and notarization of certain mortgage-related affidavits” by its subsidiary CitiFinancial.
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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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