The Federal Reserve faces something of a timing dilemma: Should it raise interest rates in early November or mid-December? Or at all?
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year — the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — after missing last year’s, and all ears will be listening for a hint at monetary policy for the rest of the year.
The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.
Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.
The Fed shelves a June hike in the federal funds rate — the rate at which banks and credit unions lend reserves to other institutions overnight.
Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.
The Fed delays another rate hike as it waits to see how the U.S. weathers economic weakness abroad and falling oil prices at home.
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.
Federal Reserve minutes reveal officials’ worries about slowing the economy too much in the face of global economic turbulence.
U.S. investors should evaluate and review their holdings to see if adding international stock exposure makes sense for them.