Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:08 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) influences reserve availability using open market operations by adding or removing reserves from the banking system.

Monday, November 09, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

Thursday, October 08, 2015 3:48 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting explain why interest rates were left alone.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:16 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

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?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 4:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the last Fed meeting suggest policymakers are getting closer to raising interest rates.

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting yield few clues about when rates will rise.

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

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.

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