Janet Yellen

10 Key Takeaways From Fed Chair Powell’s First Testimony to Congress

Investors have historically had a hard time getting used to a new Federal Reserve chair. After all, you have to transition from years of the same sort of actions under ...
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FOMC Minutes Signal Fed Not Overly Worried About Inflation and Wage Pressures

If you thought that one Federal Reserve FOMC meeting had a lot of details, there are always the expanded FOMC meeting minutes which give investors another look into how to ...
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Fed Holds Steady for Yellen’s Last Meeting as Chair

The U.S. Federal Reserve has released the minutes of the January 2018 Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting. While there were no major adjustments to the course the FOMC has ...
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Janet Yellen Continues Moving to Reduce the Federal Reserve’s $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet

Any time there is a Federal Reserve meeting investors pay attention. After all, the Federal Open Market Committee is the body inside the Fed which can determine whether or not ...
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Forget the Fed Rate Hikes — It’s All About Shrinking the $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet

Forget about being too nervous about the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates. In the September FOMC meeting, Janet Yellen and the FOMC have indicated that most Fed governors are expecting ...
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How Investors and Economists Should View the Fed’s $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet Reduction

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, will mark the Federal Reserve's September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting announcement. The announcement also will include forecasts by the Federal Reserve, and more importantly it should ...
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Did Janet Yellen Just Signal That Rates Will Remain Lower for Much Longer?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was slated to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday. There is a debate over whether this might be ...
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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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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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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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How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Mortgage and Housing Affordability

Now that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017, it is important to consider what this might ...
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Why the Yellen and Fed Rate Hikes Are Favorable — With More Hikes to Come!

If you were under the belief that the underlying economy was not yet strong enough to support an interest rate hike, note that the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. ...
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Fed Rate Hikes Pose Risks for Parts of the Junk Bond Market

This week's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is largely expected to generate the first formal interest rate hike of 2017. While most market participants are expecting a hike, there ...
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Will Unemployment Press the Fed to Raise Interest Rates in March?

This Friday's unemployment report is also one of the freshest economic views before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee members decide whether to raise interest ...
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