Federal Reserve

Why the Fed May Not Be Able to Shrink Its Balance Sheet

Along with the Federal Reserve’s expected hike of the federal funds rate to a range of 1.00% to 1.25%, what really captured investor attention was the addendum the Federal Open ...
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6 Most Important Things in the Business World Now

The initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, which could be among the biggest in history, has been delayed because of arguments about where the large oil company should list its ...
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The End of Quantitative Easing: Fed Rate Hike Trumped by Selling Down Massive Balance Sheet

Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee have confirmed what the market was bracing for (or hoping for) -- a Fed Funds rate hike. What is also now on ...
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Inflation Reports Throw Curve Ball for Fed Rate Hike Ambitions

On a day when the Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates, investors, economists and business owners might wonder what lower inflation readings will do to the decision-making of ...
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Ahead of Expected Rate Hike, Consumer Inflation Expectations Head South

The week of June 12 to June 16 is almost certain to bring an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee. That consensus estimate is for ...
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FOMC Watch: Why Fed’s Balance Sheet Language Will Trump Interest Rate Hikes

Global financial markets, economists and consumers alike are all about to get a fresh diagnosis on the growth expectations of the economy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the ...
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US Household Wealth Hits New All-Time Record in 2017

The Federal Reserve has now shown that US household wealth rose by 1.4% to $94.8 trillion in the first quarter of 2017. This is a record level and it is ...
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As Household Debt Hits New Highs in 2017, Serious Delinquency Rates Are Rising

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Household Debt and Credit Report for the first quarter of 2017. While the economy has been recovering and while things ...
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Weak Empire Manufacturing Largely Ignored by Markets

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Empire Manufacturing Survey for the month of May, and it is a wonder that the news did not weigh more ...
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As FOMC Holds Rates Steady, Views Remain Strong on Jobs Ahead of Friday’s Labor Report

Despite the Federal Reserve keeping its target fed funds rate on hold at a target range of 0.75% to 1.00%, all eyes are waiting for Friday's key employment report from ...
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Empire Manufacturing Shows Much More Modest Growth Under Expectations

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Empire State Manufacturing Survey for April, and the results were far less robust than had been expected. The General Business ...
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Q1 GDP May Have Only Risen 0.6%, According to Atlanta Fed

The Atlanta Fed has a publication titled the GDPNow Forecast. It is uses a model to come up with conclusions about economic growth. The most recent addition of the calculations ...
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Will US Energy Production Growth Stifle OPEC-Led Cuts?

Oil and gas production are rising at an "accelerating rate," according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which includes all of Texas, the ...
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Expect More Federal Reserve Rate Hikes in 2017

If the Federal Reserve and the financial markets are correct, 2017 will end up being the year that interest rates start to become more and more normalized on a historical ...
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Manufacturing Recovery Continues in Texas Region

Manufacturing continues to recover in the Texas region. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas gave its Texas manufacturing outlook survey for the month of March, showing that manufacturing activity strengthened ...
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