Federal Reserve Blog

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The FOMC will keep the federal funds rate at its current ultralow level and voted to expand the bond-buying program announced in September, known as QE3.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 3:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The final Beige Book for the year was released today by the Federal Reserve. It showed modest growth in various industries across the country and some slowing.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:02 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

According to the minutes from the October meeting, the FOMC discussed how to effectively communicate the path of interest rates and additional asset purchases.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Interest rates will remain painfully low for savers, while borrowers who qualify will find the mortgage rates of a lifetime. Credit card rates will remain low, as will car loan rates.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

After an eventful September meeting, this time the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee took a rest.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve shows economies modestly improving across the country. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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Friday, October 5, 2012 11:23 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Fed, faced with a laundry list of economic troubles and stubborn unemployment, decided to go all-in on job growth.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 5:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

At a scheduled press conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cited the continued struggles of the U.S. job market as the reason for announcing QE3.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:56 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is ready to rescue the economy with another large-scale asset purchase program.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee will start its third large-scale asset purchase plan — which makes it officially QE3.

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