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Yellen on Dodd-Frank and Interest Rates

At Tuesday's meeting with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellin discussed the current economy, increasing job growth, interest rates and the uncertain future of Dodd-Frank.

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Fed Raises Rates; What Comes Next?

For the first time in a year and only the second time in a decade, the Federal Open Market Committee raised the federal funds target rate. What implications does the Fed rate hike have for housing going forward?

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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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Fed Decides Against Interest Rate Hike

According to the FOMC’s statement, this decision was made to “support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability” and largely factored in energy prices, household spending and incomes, unemployment rates, inflation and other economic influencers. Despite opting to continue with its current interest rates, the FOMC’s statement did recognize that increases in the future are possible.

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Fed Removes ‘Patient’ Pledge after FOMC Meeting

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Despite removing the “patient” policy, the Federal Open Market Committee remained steady on the belief that interest rates will not increase by their April meeting. Fed Chair Janet Yellen emphasized in a press conference following the meeting, the removal of the pledge doesn’t mean Fed rates will increase by June.

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