Items Tagged with 'Federal funds rate'

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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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  • Rate hike in December? Maybe not

    Economists lower rate-hike predictions
    An interest rate hike in December was almost a sure thing, followed by one or two rate hikes next year – all the economists said it. After that, there was debate about what would happen next. But that is now beginning to shift, and even a rate hike in December may not be happening.
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  • Goldman Sachs: Fed still has 5 rate hikes to go

    Job creation to reach breakeven pace in 2020
    The Federal Reserve elected to raise the federal funds rate three times so far in 2018, three times in 2017 and once in 2016, but Goldman Sachs says it still has five rate hikes to go. The company noted that the Fed is unlikely to conclude the hiking cycle unless it is reassured that the labor market overshoot doesn’t grow much further.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FOMC keeps rate hike off the table at May meeting

    Says federal funds rate to remain low “for some time”
    The Federal Reserve announced that while economic activity has continued to strengthen along with the labor market, it will not raise rates following its May meeting. The market was not surprised by today’s decision and only predicted a 6% chance of a rate hike in May. Next month, however, could be a different story.
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  • Goldman Sachs: Fed to raise rates once a quarter until 2019

    Federal funds to hit 3.25% to 3.5% by end of next year
    The Federal Reserve elected to increase interest rates during its March meeting for the first time in 2018, but it’s far from done raising rates for the year, or so says a note Goldman Sachs sent to clients. In fact, the Fed could raise rates as quickly as once per quarter.
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