Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The Fed is likely to modify the phrasing of its policy statement to signal that an increase in the targeted federal funds rate is not a “considerable time” off in the future.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Fed Chair Yellen discusses weakness remaining in the job market and how it affects interest rates.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:16 pm
By Allison Ross ·

The Fed finds that the winter thaw has helped the economy rebound from cold-weather slowdowns.

Friday, March 07, 2014 3:28 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The Labor Department says 175,000 jobs were added last month, while the unemployment rate rose.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The Beige Book reports moderate economic growth across the country. That’s actually an improvement from the modest growth reported previously.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The minutes of the last Fed meeting show that many committee members see the end of QE at the end of 2013. Could that mean higher CD rates?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

After an eventful September meeting, this time the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee took a rest.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 5:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

At a scheduled press conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cited the continued struggles of the U.S. job market as the reason for announcing QE3.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee will start its third large-scale asset purchase plan — which makes it officially QE3.

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