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.
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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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 12:16 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will the Fed raise its targeted federal funds rate in September? The world will know after it meets in mid-September. Is it time to put away the punch bowl?

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report released ahead of the Fed’s interest rate decision indicates the U.S. economy is doing OK.

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Monday, August 31, 2015 11:52 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

What the Fed will do next month is still an open question, despite comments from officials.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear what it will mean for your money when the Fed finally raises rates again.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has left interest rates alone, but what about next time?

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4:29 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says higher rates are “likely” this year as the Fed releases an upbeat survey.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the last Fed meeting suggest policymakers are getting closer to raising interest rates.

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