Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:45 am
By Stephen Pounds ·

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.

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

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

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%.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:00 pm
By Eileen AJ Connelly ·

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.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:37 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Federal Reserve minutes reveal officials’ worries about slowing the economy too much in the face of global economic turbulence.

Monday, October 26, 2015 12:42 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

U.S. investors should evaluate and review their holdings to see if adding international stock exposure makes sense for them.

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