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The Fed on Tax Reform, Inflation

The Federal Reserve released the minutes for the Fed’s December 2017 Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon, providing insights into the recent decision to increase interest rates, as well as ...

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Fed Keeps Rate As-is Amid Economic Optimism

Despite sluggish economic growth in Q1 and the widely held assumption that the Fed would raise rates at least two more times this year, the Federal Open Market Committee opted to keep the federal funds rate as is at its May meeting. Raised in March, the rate currently sits at 1 percent. The Committee cited job gains and lower unemployment as factors in its decision.

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Uncertainty Clouds Fed’s Economic Outlook

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According to the Federal Open Market Committee, participants expect the economy to continue to expand at a moderate pace and for the labor market to strengthen further, but uncertainty lingers among FOMC members as to the new administration's fiscal policy.

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Fed Keeps Rate Hike On Hold, For Now

The Federal Open Market Committee voted not to raise the federal funds target rate for the seventh time since last December's historic rate hike. Is there another rate hike on the horizon for this December?

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Is a Fed Rate Hike Imminent?

Two mortgage interest rate indicators released today showed that rates moved upward for the month and over the last week, keeping alive the possibility that the Fed may finally make its move this summer.

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Fed Keeps June Rate Hike on the Table

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The Fed fueled further speculation about another rate hike in June, which would be the first time the Fed has raised the federal funds target rate since the historic liftoff in December.

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Fed Freezes on Rate Hike

Even though the housing sector has shown further improvement, the Federal Open Market Committee dodged another rate increase this month like many in the industry predicted.

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