Federal Reserve Blog

The Federal Reserve Blog covers news involving the nation's central bank, which wields power guiding the economy and regulating the financial sector. Its decisions affect a multitude of factors that impact our financial lives, including the performance of markets and returns on investments and savings. Bankrate's team of journalists and top-notch sources can help make sense of the Federal Reserve's sometimes complicated announcements and decisions. See the latest Federal Reserve Blog posts below.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Harsh winter weather has put a chill on the Fed’s Beige Book economic survey.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed boss reminds Congress that the central bank will take its time with raising rates.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 3:09 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

At the end of December, student loan debt reached $1.2 trillion.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting yield few clues about when rates will rise.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:03 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Fed still says, “No rush!” But you still need to be ready for when rates rise.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees falling oil prices as good news and bad news for the economy.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 4:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting indicate a rate hike may be a few months off.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:28 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

In this podcast, find out why it’s a tossup what the Federal Reserve will do next year.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Officials are still talking about waiting a “considerable time” and have added a P-word.

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