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What did the Federal Reserve say?

This was a historic day in Federal Reserve history. The monetary policy statement actually said something in plain English. In place of the word "patient," coherent thoughts appeared, explaining what rate-setters will look for before a rate hike. Here's what Fed policymakers had to say. Read more

How Fed moves affect mortgage rates

Click through the timeline below to see the effect the Fed's moves had on mortgage rates.

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Mark Hamrick

The Fed’s fingers of blame

The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved  ... Read more

The Federal Open Market Committee

The rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee meets at least eight times a year. Its members include the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a rotating selection of presidents of the other 11 reserve banks.

Janet Yellen

Board of Governors, Chair

William C. Dudley

Vice Chairman

Richard W. Fisher

Dallas

Narayana Kocherlakota

Minneapolis

Charles I. Plosser

Philadelphia

Loretta Mester

Cleveland

Jerome H. Powell

Board of Governors

Daniel K. Tarullo

Board of Governors

Stanley Fischer

Board of Governors

Lael Brainard

Board of Governors

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Dr Don Taylor

FOMC watching for fun and profit

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.  ... Read more

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