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Fed Chair Calls for Looser Regulations

Janet Yellen sat in the hot seat in front of the Senate Thursday, completing the second half of her semi-annual testimony. What recommendations did she give the committee, and did they fall in line with recent calls by politicians in the CHOICE act?

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FOMC Hikes Interest Rates; Will Mortgage Rates Follow?

The Fed has voted for the second time this year to raise interest rates, a decision that was hinted at back in March by Janet Yellen, FOMC Board of Governors Chair. The FOMC is of the opinion that waiting too long to scale back accommodations could potentially cause a rapid increase in rates, which could disrupt the market and send the economy into another recession. It is currently unclear how the hike in interest rates will affect mortgage rates.

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Trump Hints at Fed Chair Yellen’s Future

Although he approves of the current low-interest rate environment, Donald Trump does not approve of the woman in charge of rates. If Trump wins the presidential election in November, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could be out of a job.

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Obama, Yellen Discuss U.S. Economy

President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chair Yellen met in the Oval Office to discuss the state of the U.S. economy in the midst of slowed growth due to lower consumer spending.

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Fed Chair Yellen: Economic Risks May Deter Rate Hike Plans

In her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday when discussing monetary policy, Yellen pointed out factors that have weighed on aggregate demand, such as limited access to credit for some borrowers, weak growth abroad, and the dollar’s significant appreciation.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Urges Congress to Dismiss Increased Transparency Bill

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“This provision would politicize monetary policy and bring short-term political pressures into the deliberations of the FOMC by putting into place real-time second guessing of policy decisions,” Yellen wrote in the letter. “Such action would undermine the independence of the Federal Reserve and likely lead to an increase in inflation fears and market interest rates, a diminished status of the dollar in global financial markets, and reduced economic and financial stability.”

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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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