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, November 9, 2016 2:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The election of Donald Trump raises questions about the Fed chair and the next rate hike.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged and implies that a rate hike could come next month.

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Monday, October 31, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve faces something of a timing dilemma: Should it raise interest rates in early November or mid-December? Or at all?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:07 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s latest economic survey sounds like a familiar but confusing tune.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:46 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Newly-released minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting offer more evidence of a pending rate hike.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve policymakers have left interest rates where they’ve been since December.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:43 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Fed report indicates hiring is heating up, but maybe not enough to prompt a rate hike.

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:46 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In her highly anticipated speech at a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted that the U.S. economy is “now nearing the Federal Reserve’s statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability.”

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the last Federal Reserve meeting don’t make the Fed’s plans any clearer.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.

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