Federal Reserve Blog

Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:30 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Bankrate’s chief financial analyst, Greg McBride, speaks with Washington Bureau Chief Mark Hamrick about outlook for the economy and your money, based on the Federal Reserve’s current policies.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen sought to allay any fear that an interest rate increase could be looming.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The only surprise in this week’s Fed statement appeared in the “forward guidance,” in which the central bank tried once again to clarify the timing of a future interest rate increase.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:21 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Nominees for the Fed’s board of governors promise to help keep a careful course.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s Beige Book survey of regional economic activity reflects a tough winter.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:44 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

There’s a saying that, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For decades, the Federal Reserve wielded only a hammer as it maintained monetary policy. Then, five years ago, it borrowed a screwdriver. Today, we saw a sign that the Fed won’t return the screwdriver it borrowed.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 2:02 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Former Treasury Secretary raises questions about the economy and the Fed’s current course.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate central bankers are impressed with the economy’s performance.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The new Federal Reserve boss appears content to be Bernanke 2.0 — for now.

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