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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Yeah, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates, but it’s nothing to be alarmed about.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The central bank lifted a benchmark rate that had been at a record low since the financial crisis.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 4:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

New remarks from the Fed chief and a new report suggest a rate increase is on track.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:37 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the last Fed meeting provide more evidence that a rate hike is coming next month.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Fed chose not to jump out of the bushes with a rate surprise in this Halloween week.

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Friday, October 9, 2015 10:25 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Atlanta Fed chief says the economy is looking ready for a rate hike.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:48 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting explain why interest rates were left alone.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 3:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear whether an interest rate hike is possible next month — or anytime soon.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 10:44 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The interest rates guessing game has resumed very quickly following this week’s Fed meeting.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve team have decided that now is not the time for a rate hike.

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