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, 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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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:35 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear how to prepare your pocketbook for the Fed’s approaching date with higher interest rates.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:55 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve colleagues are still looking for the right time to raise interest rates.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Fed survey shows the economy is growing but probably not ready for a rate hike.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed meeting minutes suggest policymakers aren’t eager to take the plunge to higher rates.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:59 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Listen to why the Fed may be inclined to raise interest rates later, rather than sooner.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

See if Janet Yellen and the Fed have given new clues on when rock-bottom rates will end.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

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

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.

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