In this podcast, find out why it’s a tossup what the Federal Reserve will do next year.
Officials are still talking about waiting a “considerable time” and have added a P-word.
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.
For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed
The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.
Santa Claus arrived early for the U.S. labor market, bringing a fat sackful of new jobs.
The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.
This week brings a fresh job market snapshot and a reason to toast history.
Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.
The dollar has been on a tear in recent months, strengthening against most major currencies.