The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) influences reserve availability using open market operations by adding or removing reserves from the banking system.
Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?
Minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting explain why interest rates were left alone.
Will the Fed raise its targeted federal funds rate in September? The world will know after it meets in mid-September. Is it time to put away the punch bowl?
Minutes from the last Fed meeting suggest policymakers are getting closer to raising interest rates.
The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.
Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.
Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting yield few clues about when rates will rise.
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.
A Federal Reserve survey finds the economy is doing OK, certainly better than the stock market.