The Fed still says, “No rush!” But you still need to be ready for when rates rise.
The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.
The “big game” among this week’s economic events is the Federal Reserve meeting. The Federal Open Market Committee huddles just days after Europe’s Central Bank took a page out of the Fed’s playbook, embarking on a trillion euros in asset purchases intended to lift the region’s economy. It says something about our time that there’s
This week’s economic reports shine a spotlight on the housing market.
This week brings new inflation data, updated holiday sales numbers and a Bezos birthday.
Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting indicate a rate hike may be a few months off.
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