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Fomc Minutes: "patient Approach", "likely ... The Target Range Unchanged For The...

Note that some participants think a rate hike later this year might be appropriate.From the Fed: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, March 19-20, 2019. A few excerpts: In their discussion of monetary policy decisions at the current...
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Stock Market News: Delta Heads Skyward; Tesla Hopes For New Tax Credits

Wednesday morning was generally quiet on Wall Street, with many market participants waiting to see what the minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee will say about the likely direction of U.S. interest rates for the rest...
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Fairly Recently: Must- And Should-reads, And Writings... (march 31, 2019)

Hoisted from the Archives: What I Wrote in Advance of the FOMC's September 2018 Meeting: "What a difference six months makes! And now the Fed really wishes it had not raised interest rates in the second half of 2018 and yet is unwilling to...
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Hoisted From The Archives: What I Wrote In Advance Of The Fomc's September 2018 Meeting

What a difference six months makes! And now the Fed really wishes it had not raised interest rates in the second half of 2018 and yet is unwilling to move them now back to the summer-of-2018 level. Why they are unwilling I do not know: Hoisted...
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Peter Schiff: Nobody Is Going To Buy The Fed's Bs The Next Time Around

Via SchiffGold.com, During its FOMC meeting last week, the Federal Reserve took 2019 rate cuts completely off the table. It said it will freeze bond sales from its $3.8 trillion balance sheet later this autumn. In other words, balance sheet...
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The Fed Has Given Up: Get Ready For More Qe

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to keep the federal funds rate unchanged. Overall, the FOMC signaled it has made a dovish turn away from the...
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The Fomc Decision: A Ngdp Perspective

The FOMC voted this week not to raise its target interest rate and signaled no additional hikes are planned for this year conditional on the outlook. This is a big change from last fall when the FOMC was talking up multiple rate hikes and dismissing...

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The Fomc Decision: A Ngdp Perspective

The FOMC voted this week not to raised its target interest rate and signaled no additional hikes are planned for this year conditional on the outlook. This is a big change from last fall when FOMC was talking up multiple rate hikes and dismissing...

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What Do Fed Doves Foretell?

The latest FOMC meeting is in the rear view mirror now with the FED not raising interest rates. And, in a sharply dovish turn from policy projections of just three months ago, has also indicated that no more hikes are in the cards for this year. Our...
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The Federal Reserve’s Dot Plot: A Simple Explanation

As investors, wouldn't it be nice if we had a crystal ball that could tell us the future direction of interest rates? Well, we do...sort of.At the conclusion of its four meetings each year that include economic forecasts, the Federal Open Market...
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Fomc Statement: No Change To Policy, Balance Sheet Runoff Ends September, No Hikes In 2019

FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market remains strong but that growth of economic activity has slowed from its solid rate in the fourth quarter. Payroll employment...

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Fomc Projections And Press Conference

Statement here. Fed Chair Powell press conference video here starting at 2:30 PM ET.On the projections, growth was revised down, the unemployment rate revised up slightly, and inflation was softer.GDP projections of Federal Reserve Governors and...
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Jerome Powell And Fomc Tell The Markets They Are Out Of The Rate-hiking Business

  If you read our recent preview for the FOMC meeting, you wouldn’t be too shocked that the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn’t raise interest rates...
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Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged As Global Economy Slows

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady for the second consecutive month as the central bank seeks clarity on the future of the global economy.The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s policymaking arm, maintained...
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Stock Market News: Starbucks Heats Up; Twitter Climbs Despite Lawsuits

Wednesday morning brought a modest pullback for most major stock market indexes, reflecting nervousness among investors about what the Federal Open Market Committee will say about interest rates when it finishes its meeting later this afternoon. As...
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This Is What The Fomc Statement Will Say

Earlier today, we published a complete preview of what to expect from today's FOMC announcement, and how to trade it. Now courtesy of Goldman, here is a proposed red-line statement that lays out what the Fed is most likely to say today (see bottom...
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Wednesday: Fomc Announcement

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• During the day, The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for February (a leading indicator for commercial real...
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Goldman: Fomc Preview

Note: Over the weekend I wrote some thoughts on the FOMC meeting this week.A few excerpts from a note by Goldman Sachs economists David Mericle and Jan Hatzius: March FOMC Preview: Are We There Yet?• The main question for the March meeting is just...
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What To Watch In The March Federal Reserve Meeting

The Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, will hold a two-day meeting this week, with its latest interest-rate decision, economic forecast, and closely watched statement scheduled to land at 2 p.m. EST...
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Why Edwards Lifesciences, Village Farms International, And Puma Biotechnology Jumped Today

The stock market moved higher on Monday, spurred by positive sentiment among investors about the current state of the U.S. economy. Market participants are anxiously awaiting the results of this week's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee to...

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